Regulatory

U.S. House votes to kill sales tax on medical devices

The House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to kill a sales tax on medical devices that the medical-technology industry around the country have battled for nearly a decade.  Industry insiders hope that Tuesday’s vote will provide the momentum that leads to action by the end of the year.

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Medical device recalls reach historic levels in 2018 with software as leading cause

Medical device recalls reached record highs in the first three months of 2018 thanks to software complications that are likely to continue with the proliferation of high-tech devices.

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Ransomware targets healthcare industry the most: 4 things to know

For the second consecutive year, healthcare was the sector hardest hit by cyberattacks, according to Cylance’s 2017 Threat Report released May 1.  In its report, Cylance — a cybersecurity firm that uses artificial intelligence to protect against threats — reviewed attacks that affected its global customer base, which spans multiple industry sectors, in 2017.

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IAMERS team visits FDA as a follow up to New Orleans Annual Meeting

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