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C.R. Bard pays $184M in hernia settlement

C.R. Bard settles the majority of claims against subsidiary Davol Inc.'s Composix Kugel hernia patch for $184 million.
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From sex doll to dental school model

Japan's Showa University announces the latest generation of its Hanako robot, a life-like training dummy for dental students, that incorporates features built by the country's top sex doll manufacturer, Orient Industry.
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Appeals court sides with Obama on ACA

A federal appeals court rules that the individual insurance mandate in President Barack Obama's signature health care overhaul is constitutional.
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Fewer Q2 healthcare IPOs, but value spikes

The value of health care-related initial public offerings soared to nearly $600 million during the second quarter, even though the total number of deals fell slightly.
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Hatch plays med-tech's song

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) adds an amendment to the Korean Free Trade Agreement that would repeal the medical device tax, along with several other tenets of the Affordable Care Act.

The Beehive State's senior senator also wants to roll back the ACA's employer mandate and provisions that bar states from cutting medicare eligibility.

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Get your FDA questions answered by medical device chief Dr. Jeffrey Shuren

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Got a medical device question for the FDA?

You can get it answered by Dr. Jeffrey Shuren, director of the FDA's Center for Devices & Radiological Health, when he joins MassDevice at our Big 100 Regional Roundtable.

The event, which will be held July 11 at the Westin Hotel in Waltham, Mass., has already attracted nearly 200 medical device leaders from the New England region, including several members of our CEO Class of 2011.

Dr. Shuren has graciously agreed to answer audience questions directly starting at 6:30 p.m. For a look at the full program, including who will be attending this one-of-a-kind event, click here.

If you can't be with us, send your questions for Dr. Shuren to us directly.

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The best of MassDevice

Q&A: Delcath CEO Eamonn Hobbs
Eamonn Hobbs, president & CEO of Delcath Systems, on his company's volatile stock, surprising FDA decisions and how to keep chemotherapy where it belongs.
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Meelia hands over the keys
Richard Meelia, the CEO who led Covidien in its various incarnations for more than two decades, will hands over the keys to the corner officer to Josť (Joe) Almeida.
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Med-tech's Q1 lobbying spend stays flat
The medical technology industry's first-quarter lobbying spend stays flat from the fourth quarter last year at $20.1 million.
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Infuse problems likely to linger
Medtronic stock climbed back after falling on news of problems with its Infuse bone growth product, but the long-term implications — for patients, physicians and the company's finances — are less clear.
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