Intuitive Surgical is still fighting to establish robot-assisted surgery as legitimate. The latest issue has been raised by its own liability insurers, Illinois Union Insurance and Navigators Specialty Insurance. They are alleging in a federal lawsuit that Intuitive Surgical hid cases of patient injury when it was applying for insurance coverage.
Some high-risk women's health devices were approved without proper data, according to a recent study. The findings point to a need for increased oversight from the agency, researchers said.
Bioengineered blood vessels could see an early use aiding hemodialysis patients who have exhausted their vascular access options.
Tandem Diabetes Care is not the only one up in arms about UnitedHealthcare's recent deal to make Medtronic its sole in-network insulin pump provider. Some patients are also pushing back at the move, saying that the insurer's decision could limit therapeutic options for people with diabetes.
Artificial pancreases are moving closer to market and the government wants to weigh in. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is holding a workshop to discuss the technology and how to make the devices safe and efficient for patients.
Superbug outbreaks tied to duodenoscope devices have caused regulators to step up their oversight of the products. But one lawmaker wants the agency to go even further and is asking Congress to back his efforts.
The body's response to foreign material--forming blood clots and becoming inflamed--can prevent blood-contacting implants like stents and heart valves from working properly. While the only recourse is to replace the device, Harvard scientists have developed a new biochemical method to coat these devices to preserve their function.
Medtronic has taken some responsibility for mishandling data from a retrospective chart review of its bone graft, Infuse, after a recent report said that the company allegedly buried side effect reports linked to the product. But Medtronic's response did not appease one lawmaker, who is calling on the company and regulators for more answers.
Medtronic is coming under fire for shutting down a study of its bone graft, Infuse, and allegedly tucking away the data. A recent report from The Minneapolis Star Tribune said that the company uncovered serious problems linked to the product but didn't immediately tell anyone, which sparked pushback from the government and the public.
Continuous glucose monitor company Dexcom has hit a stumbling block. Some of its devices, including the G5 receiver for a system that just launched last fall, are not providing the audio alarms and warnings as expected.