Tag Archives: Device

Senate repeals medical device excise tax in move applauded by med-tech manufacturers

A medical device excise tax, which was passed as part of the Affordable Care Act and implemented in 2013, has been under moratorium for a number of years and medical device manufacturers are celebrating its permanent repeal, as the Senate voted today on Congress’ 2020 spending package. The medical technology industry has long rooted for… Read More »

Google snaps up chief medical officer of health device maker AliveCor, weeks after buying Fitbit

Jacqueline Shreibati is moving to Google Health from AliveCor. screenshot, AliveCor Google is scooping up Dr. Jacqueline Shreibati, the chief medical officer for medical wearables start-up AliveCor. She will join the Google Health team, which is run by former health system executive Dr. David Feinberg and reporting to the chief health officer, Dr. Karen DeSalvo… Read More »

Marketing OK’d for Device to Help Reduce IBS Symptoms in Adolescents

News Consumer News Marketing OK’d for Device to Help Reduce IBS Symptoms in Adolescents TUESDAY, June 11, 2019 — The IB-Stim has received marketing approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration as the first medical device used to help alleviate functional abdominal pain in 11- to 18-year-old patients with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), the… Read More »

Abbott device helps in cutting blood sugar in type 2 diabetics: study

(Reuters) – Insulin-dependent patients with type 2 diabetes saw a significant drop in their blood sugar levels after wearing Abbott Laboratories Inc’s continuous glucose monitoring system for three months compared with those who use routine fingerstick testing, researchers said on Saturday. The study, which was presented at the American Diabetes Association meeting in San Francisco,… Read More »