Medical Devices

Scripps Health distances itself from proton therapy center

Scripps Health will hand off the day-to-day operations of San Diego's only cancer-targeting proton treatment center in early December. The center, like many others across the country, struggled to gain traction as the promise to advance cancer treatment came with a hefty price.

Tax could ensnare medical-device industry

Biomedical leaders hope they'll be able to find bipartisan support to stall or repeal a 2.3% excise tax on all medical devices sold in the U.S. before it comes back online on Jan. 1, 2018.

Coming soon to a strip mall near you: An MRI provider

Coming soon to a strip mall near you: An MRI provider

More and more medical procedures are moving to the strip mall, thanks to high-deductible insurance plans that are turning patients into penny-pinchers. Hospital systems like Edward-Elmhurst Health are reacting, hedging their bets on what have been lucrative captive practices.


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