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Former Orlando Health Surgeon Files $100M Defamation Lawsuit Against the Health System 
A former plastic surgeon at Orlando Health has filed a $100 million defamation lawsuit against the health system, alleging that the hospital fired him without cause and made false statements about him, portraying him as “mentally and emotionally unstable.” In the lawsuit,...
September 12, 2018
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Robotic Ducks to Comfort Children in Hospitals
Aflac’s robotic therapy ducks have started waddling their way to children’s cancer hospitals nationwide after making their debut at CES earlier this year. The company is distributing the robotic waterfowl through a series of events as part of its activities for National Childhood...
September 7, 2018
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Boston Scientific to acquire Augmenix for up to $600M
Boston Scientific said yesterday that it put $600 million on the table for Augmenix and its SpaceOar device. The deal for Bedford, Mass.-based Augmenix calls for $500 million in up-front cash and another $100 million pegged to sales-based milestones, Boston said....
September 7, 2018
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FDA grants Breakthrough Device status for Dthera’s Alzheimer’s Treatment
Dthera™ Sciences, the leading digital therapeutic company focusing on the elderly and individuals with neurodegenerative diseases, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted Breakthrough Device designation to the Company’s development-stage product, DTHR-ALZ. DTHR-ALZ, if granted...
August 24, 2018
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Exact Sciences Signs Partnership with Pfizer to Market Cologuard Tests
Sales representatives of Pfizer Inc., the world’s largest pharmaceutical company, will join Exact Sciences Corp.’s sales representatives in selling the company’s non-invasive screening test for colorectal cancer to physicians and health systems under an agreement announced Wednesday. Pfizer will make...
August 23, 2018
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FDA Clears Brainsway TMS System to Treat OCD
On Friday, the FDA said it granted de novo approval for Brainsway‘s deep transcranial magnetic stimulation system, now indicated for treating obsessive compulsive disorder. The TMS system uses magnetic fields to simulate nerves in the brain, and has been shown to...
August 20, 2018
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First Non-Radioactive Device for Breast Cancer Receives FDA Approval
Endomag, the surgical guidance company, announced that it has received premarket approval (PMA) from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Magtrace, the first non-radioactive, dual-tracer for lymphatic mapping in patients with breast cancer undergoing a mastectomy. Magtrace is...
August 3, 2018
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IBM’s Watson Recommended “Unsafe and Incorrect” Cancer Treatments
Last year, studies presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting showed that IBM Watson was pretty darn good at creating treatment plans for cancer patients. Turns out, however, that the AI is still far from perfect: according to internal...
July 30, 2018
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House Votes to Repeal Obamacare’s Medical Device Tax
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 283-132 this week to repeal the 2.3% tax levied upon medical devices as part of the Affordable Care Act. The medical device tax, which has long been decried by the industry as a measure...
July 25, 2018
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