FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for Cala Trio™ Therapy to Treat Action Tremors in Parkinson’s Disease

The U.S. FDA has granted Breakthrough Device Designation to Cala Trio™ for the treatment of action tremors in the hands … continue reading “FDA Breakthrough Device Designation for Cala Trio™ Therapy to Treat Action Tremors in Parkinson’s Disease”

DynaNail® Becomes First Sustained Compression Internal Fixation Device to Gain CMS Code

NiTiNOL-based DynaNail products approved for use with new ICD-10-PCS code. This new classification will enable healthcare providers and payers to … continue reading “DynaNail® Becomes First Sustained Compression Internal Fixation Device to Gain CMS Code”

Legalists Point to Surgical Robot Training and Technical Failings

Law firm Bernstein Liebhard LLP has issued a press release that brings us up to date, pointing in particular to a piece of research that suggests 30% of robotic surgery complications using Intuitive’s da Vinci system, as reported on the FDA’s MAUDE database, were either a result of operator error or technical failure of the robotic system itself.

Ethicon Reality Checks into Collaboration with Megadyne®

Ethicon Endo-Surgery, Inc. and Megadyne®, Inc have both issued press releases, confirming that they have entered into a collaboration agreement. The deal will see customers offered a contracting solution that incorporates the two companies’ combined product offerings, increasing choice and access to a broad energy portfolio.

Johnson & Johnson Considering $3 Billion Settlement of DePuy Hip Implant Lawsuits

Johnson & Johnson is considering a settlement with injured hip implant patients that could total more than $3 billion. Sources close to the matter have told Bloomberg that the company is weighing their options in settling thousands of cases involving DePuy hip implants that have been linked to early failure rates and a host of serious complications.

Medlatest’s Weekly Editorial Online Now

In the western world’s chase for technological advancement and the less savoury side of human nature it occasionally brings to the surface, perhaps we should reflect on the life of the Iraqi girl with one leg and no prospects. Just to even things up a bit.