Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced the completion of a public offering of $2 billion aggregate principal amount of its senior notes under the Company's shelf registration statement. The public offering consists of $850 million of 4.50 percent notes due January 2015, $850 mill
Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced that the Company's Board of Directors has elected Nelda Connors as a Director. Ms. Connors, 44, is President of the Electrical and Metal Products division of Tyco International. Previously, she served as Vice President at Eaton Corporat
Boston Scientific Announces Settlement of DOJ Investigation Relating to Post-Market Surveys Conducted By GuidantDecember 29, 2009 9:02 am | by Boston Scientific | Comments
Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) today announced that it has entered into a civil settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice regarding the Department's investigation relating to certain post-market surveys conducted by Guidant Corporation before Boston Scientific acquired Guidant in 200
FDA has an impossible task, given the breadth of its scope and its limited resources. And given the accelerating emergence of promising new diagnostic and therapeutic capabilities, the challenge isn’t shrinking. For example, the stimulus legislation provides NIH with $10 billion for new...
Comparative effectiveness on the face of it is both needed and valuable. Why waste breath (or bandwidth) discussing whether we should know which diagnostic tool or therapy will work best for us? But performing CE is easier said than done and it’s not going to be a panacea. For example,...
Nokia Corp. is broadening a legal dispute it already has with Apple Inc. over the iPhone, saying almost all of the company's other products also violate the Finnish phone maker's patents.Nokia said Tuesday that it has filed a complaint against Apple with the U.S. International Trade Commission,...
For more than 60 years, TV stations have broadcast news, sports and entertainment for free and made their money by showing commercials. That might not work much longer. The business model is unraveling at ABC, CBS, NBC and Fox and the local stations that carry the networks' programming.
The National Advisory Council for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) held a public meeting on April 3, and with 150 people in attendance there was no shortage of opinion about how government agencies should execute comparative effectiveness research. Some $1.1 billion of the approved...
Acquisition expands GE Healthcare’s Home Health business, will accelerate development of technologies for care of seniors
IFEZ, GE Healthcare, BRC Join Hands to Establish ‘GE Global Ubiquitous Health Research and Development Center’December 29, 2009 8:57 am | by General Electric | Comments
Global Public-private Technology Collaboration Aligns with GE healthymagination Initiative
Stimulus Simplicity Program Adds Interest-free Purchasing Option for Centricity Business Revenue Cycle Management Solutions
A group of California artists wants Mexicans and Central Americans to have more than just a few cans of tuna and a jug of water for their illegal trek through the harsh desert into the U.S. Faculty at University of California, San Diego are developing a GPS-enabled cell phone that tells dehydrated migrants where to find water and pipes in poetry from phone speakers...
Federal Register: Guidance for Industry on Patient-Reported Outcome Measures: Use in Medical Product Development To Support Labeling ClaimsDecember 29, 2009 8:54 am | by FDA (The Center for Devices and Radiological Health) | Comments
This document describes how FDA reviews and evaluates patient-reported outcome (PRO) instruments used to measure treatment benefit in medical product clinical trials.
Federal Register: Meeting: Incorporation of New Science Into Regulatory Decisionmaking Within the Center for Devices and Radiological HealthDecember 29, 2009 8:53 am | by FDA (The Center for Devices and Radiological Health) | Comments
The purpose of the public meeting is to identify strategies and means for incorporating new science into the regulatory decisionmaking process within the agency's Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH).
The head of mobile phone operator O2 has apologized to customers in the British capital who were unable to make calls after the group's network was swamped by people using smart phones such as Apple Inc.'s iPhone.