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NIH leads workshop on data reproducibility

NIH leads workshop on data reproducibility

By Andis Robeznieks  |  November 22, 2014

Earlier this year, two leaders at the National Institutes of Health said there is growing concern from scientists and laypeople that the system for ensuring the reproducibility of biomedical research “is failing and is in need of restructuring.”

CT system prices shoot up 15%, driven by pricey new models

CT system prices shoot up 15%, driven by pricey new models

By Jaimy Lee  |  November 13, 2014

The average price of computed tomography systems went up 15% in the past month as more hospitals purchased high-end scanners, including two new premium models that have been on the market for less than a year, according to the Modern Healthcare/ECRI Institute Technology Price Index.

AbbVie beats analyst expectations, even with lower earnings

By Adam Rubenfire  |  October 31, 2014

Drug manufacturer AbbVie, which recently walked away from a merger with Irish drugmaker Shire, reported third-quarter earnings of $506 million, down 47% compared with the same period last year. It did, however, manage to beat analyst expectations for adjusted earnings at 89 cents per share.

FDA approves two faster Ebola tests

By Wall Street Journal  |  October 28, 2014

The Food and Drug Administration authorized use of two new diagnostic tests for Ebola that can produce results in two hours, compared with what can usually take four hours.

AdvaMed's CEO on new payment models, repealing device tax

AdvaMed's CEO on new payment models, repealing device tax

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 25, 2014

Stephen Ubl became president and CEO in 2005 of the Advanced Medical Technology Association, a 270-member group representing manufacturers of medical devices, diagnostic products and medical information systems. Modern Healthcare reporter Sabriya Rice recently spoke with Ubl about the potential...

AdvaMed CEO Stephen Ubl on new payment models, repealing device tax

AdvaMed CEO Stephen Ubl on new payment models, repealing device tax

By Modern Healthcare  |  October 25, 2014

Stephen Ubl, president and CEO of the Advanced Medical Technology Association, discusses the potential impact of new payment models, as well as regulatory and tax issues, on the $110 billion device industry. He spoke with Modern Healthcare reporter Sabriya Rice.

Johnson & Johnson wins first Pinnacle hip implant trial

By Bloomberg  |  October 24, 2014

A Johnson & Johnson unit's design of a metal-on-metal version of its Pinnacle hip implants isn't defective, a Dallas jury concluded, ruling against a woman who said the devices poisoned her in the first case of its kind to go to trial.

Robots in OB-GYN surgery questioned

Robots in OB-GYN surgery questioned

By Jaimy Lee  |  October 18, 2014

A study is questioning the use of robots in gynecological surgery after they produced inferior outcomes and had higher costs compared with laparoscopy, the major alternative.

Surgical robot use criticized in new report

Surgical robot use criticized in new report

By Jaimy Lee  |  October 14, 2014

Using surgical robots for procedures on the ovaries, fallopian tubes or ovarian cysts does not produce better outcomes and also has higher costs, a study published this month argues.

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