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1. Tax on Medical Devices to Resume After 2-Year Suspension
- Wednesday, January 3, 2018
BOSTON (AP) – While much of corporate America will enjoy a tax cut in the new year, one industry is getting a tax increase it has fought hard but so far unsuccessfully to avoid.
A 2.3 percent excise tax on medical device manufacturers went back into effect Monday after a two-year hiatus. It was originally imposed in 2013 as one of several taxes and fees in the Affordable Care Act that pay for expanded health insurance under the law.
2. Science Says: DNA Test Results May Not Change Health Habits
- Friday, August 18, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) – If you learned your DNA made you more susceptible to getting a disease, wouldn't you work to stay healthy?
You'd quit smoking, eat better, ramp up your exercise, or do whatever else it took to improve your odds of avoiding maladies like obesity, diabetes, heart disease or cancer, right?
3. Brain Disease Seen in Most Football Players in Large Report
- Wednesday, July 26, 2017
CHICAGO (AP) – Research on 202 former football players found evidence of a brain disease linked to repeated head blows in nearly all of them, from athletes in the National Football League, college and even high school.
4. Another Country
- Saturday, March 4, 2017
On the road into the C.H. Nash Museum at Chucalissa in southwest Memphis, there is a sign you might not notice on your way to the museum and archaeological site.
An arrow pointing east is the way to Memphis. The western arrow reads Chucalissa.
5. FDA Approves First Dissolving Stent for US Patients
- Wednesday, July 6, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) – A medical implant that slowly dissolves into the body could be the answer to long-standing safety concerns with devices used to treat clogged arteries.
But not so fast, say experts.
6. The Apple Watch Will Soon Track Fitness for Wheelchair Users
- Tuesday, June 14, 2016
NEW YORK (AP) – Fitness trackers routinely measure physical activity such as running and cycling and encourage people to stand up and walk around throughout the day. But if you're in a wheelchair, you're out of luck.
7. Terry Manning Photography Exhibit Coming to Memphis
- Friday, February 26, 2016
The Stax Museum of American Soul Music will welcome Stax Records and Ardent Studios legend Terry Manning back to Memphis next month for his new photography exhibit, “Terry Manning: Scientific Evidence of Life on Earth During Two Millennia.”
8. St. Jude Adds Cancer Center Director
- Thursday, July 23, 2015
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has added to its executive team with the hire of Dr. Charles Roberts, a health care executive from Boston who's coming on board in Memphis as the director of the St. Jude Comprehensive Cancer Center.
9. AP Analysis: More 'Phony Numbers' in Reports as Stocks Rise
- Tuesday, June 9, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) – Those record profits that companies are reporting may not be all they're cracked up to be.
As the stock market climbs ever higher, professional investors are warning that companies are presenting misleading versions of their results that ignore a wide variety of normal costs of running a business to make it seem like they're doing better than they really are.
10. ACLU Sues for Airport 'Behavior Detection' Program Records
- Friday, March 20, 2015
NEW YORK (AP) – A civil rights group sued the federal government Thursday to try to force it to turn over information about airport "behavior detection" programs designed to spot passengers who are potential threats, saying they lead to discrimination.
11. FDA Requires Tracking Codes on Medical Implants
- Monday, September 23, 2013
WASHINGTON (AP) – Federal health regulators will begin tracking millions of medical devices, from pacemakers to hip replacements, using a new electronic system designed to protect patients by catching problematic implants earlier.
12. Study: Later Retirement May Help Prevent Dementia
- Tuesday, July 16, 2013
BOSTON (AP) – New research boosts the "use it or lose it" theory about brainpower and staying mentally sharp. People who delay retirement have less risk of developing Alzheimer's disease or other types of dementia, a study of nearly half a million people in France found.
13. Dynamic Imaging
- Monday, February 18, 2013
MRI Interventions Inc. is intensifying rollout efforts for its cutting-edge ClearPoint Neuro Intervention System imaging system.
14. Memphis-Based MRI Interventions Goes Public
- Wednesday, May 23, 2012
This week marks a milestone for Memphis-based MRI Interventions Inc., which began trading as a public company Monday, May 21.
15. Irving Leads Research Co. Animal Cell Therapies
- Wednesday, February 29, 2012
Adam M. Irving is chief executive officer of San Diego-based Animal Cell Therapies Inc., a company that develops stem cell treatments to treat a variety of ailments for animals. Irving is based in Memphis.
16. Medtronic Settles Kickback Claims
- Wednesday, December 14, 2011
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Medtronic Inc., the world's largest maker of medical devices, has agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle allegations that it paid kickbacks to doctors to implant its pacemakers and defibrillators, the U.S. Justice Department said Monday, Dec. 12.
17. Medtronic to Pay $23.5M to Settle Kickback Claims
- Tuesday, December 13, 2011
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) – Medtronic Inc., the world's largest maker of medical devices, has agreed to pay $23.5 million to settle allegations that it paid kickbacks to doctors to implant its pacemakers and defibrillators, the U.S. Justice Department said Monday.
18. Report: We Control Many Breast Cancer Risk Factors
- Thursday, December 8, 2011
SAN ANTONIO (AP) – Women concerned about breast cancer should worry less about cellphones and hair dyes and worry more about weighing or drinking too much, exercising too little, using menopause hormones and getting too much radiation from medical tests. So says a new report on environmental risks by a respected panel of science advisers.
19. Medtronic Spent $1.18 Million Lobbying in Q2
- Friday, September 30, 2011
WASHINGTON (AP) – Medtronic Inc., the world's largest medical device maker, spent nearly $1.18 million lobbying Congress in the second quarter on issues affecting its implants, according to a recent disclosure form.
20. Drug Stops HIV Among Hetero Couples, Not Just Gays
- Thursday, July 14, 2011
ATLANTA (AP) – An AIDS drug already shown to help prevent spread of the virus in gay men also works for heterosexual men and women, two studies in Africa found. Experts called it a breakthrough for the continent that has suffered most from AIDS.
21. Medtronic Picks GE's Omar Ishrak as Next CEO
- Wednesday, May 11, 2011
NEW YORK (AP) — Medtronic Inc., the world's biggest medical device maker, said Wednesday that Omar Ishrak of GE Healthcare will become its new chairman and CEO in June.
22. SpyGlass ‘Huge’ Improvement for Stone Removal
- Tuesday, January 4, 2011
Memphis gastroenterologist Dr. Edward Cattau said he recently performed the city’s first electrohydraulic gastroenterology procedure, allowing for the removal of larger stones from the bile duct without an open surgery, making for a significantly shorter patient recovery time.
23. SurgiVision Gets FDA Approval
- Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Memphis-based SurgiVision Inc. has received FDA clearance to begin marketing the first of its medical imaging devices and is moving forward with its initial public offering.
24. Report: Medical Device Makers May Face Pressure
- Friday, June 25, 2010
NEW YORK (AP) – Medical device makers may face more pricing pressure and market shifts as U.S. hospitals pursue partnerships and closer relationships with their medical staff, according to Moody’s Investor Service.
25. Medical Imaging Makes Gains In Memphis
- Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Medical imaging is a fast-growing component of the health care industry, but one that has been slow to take root in Memphis.
That could be changing. SurgiVision Inc., which has quietly been filing new patents for MRI technology and attracting millions of dollars from research partners, is about to go public.
26. SurgiVision Inc. Plans Public Offering
- Monday, January 4, 2010
Memphis-based SurgiVision Inc. has filed an application for an initial public offering with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
27. Joint Venture
- Monday, December 21, 2009
Charles Redden remembers getting the call in April.
A sales associate for Smith & Nephew, Redden worked hospitals and clinics in Dallas – among the most lucrative regions for the British medical device maker whose U.S. headquarters is in Memphis. On the other end of the phone line was Redden’s boss, Jon Hebel, a former minor league baseball player and an area sales manager for Smith & Nephew.
28. Medtronic Q2 Profit Rises 59 Percent
- Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Medtronic Inc. reported a surprising 59 percent boost in second-quarter profit Tuesday, as increased sales of implantable heart devices defied reports of weakening demand from competitors.
29. Medtronic Raises CEO Pay 26 Percent to $8.9M
- Monday, July 20, 2009
WASHINGTON (AP) - Medtronic Inc., the world's largest medical device maker, paid Chief Executive Bill Hawkins $8.9 million in total compensation for fiscal 2009, a 26 percent increase, according to an analysis by the Associated Press.
30. Medtronic to Report Q4 Earnings Today
- Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Medical device maker Medtronic Inc. will report earnings for the fiscal fourth quarter 2009 today. The following is a summary of key developments and an analyst opinion related to the period.
31. Wis. Supreme Court Tosses Suit Against Medtronic
- Wednesday, February 18, 2009
MADISON, Wis. (AP) – Patients cannot sue the makers of potentially unsafe medical devices approved for sale by federal regulators, the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled Tuesday.
The court ruled against a Wisconsin man who had surgery to remove a defibrillator after the manufacturer, Medtronic Inc., warned its battery had a chance of failing. The ruling is a victory for Minneapolis-based Medtronic and other manufacturers who want to limit product liability. Medtronic’s Spinal and Biologics Business is based in Memphis.
32. Medtronic Settles With Boston Scientific
- Thursday, January 29, 2009
Boston Scientific Corp. and Medtronic Inc. announced on Tuesday the settlement of two lawsuits and an agreement to stand down in three others.
33. Outlook Bleak for Investment in Health Care Startups
- Thursday, October 30, 2008
Venture capital fund managers gave a bleak outlook for new investments in startup health care companies at the Musculoskeletal New Ventures Conference this week, but they did note that people who choose to invest in proven companies could see big payoffs.
34. Boston Scientific Must Pay $250M to Medtronic
- Thursday, May 29, 2008
A federal jury has awarded Medtronic Inc. $250 million in a patent dispute with medical device rival Boston Scientific Corp.
A jury in Marshall, Texas, found Tuesday that Natick, Mass.-based Boston Scientific infringed on three Medtronic patents covering technology to implant heart stents used in artery-clearing surgery.
35. Medtronic Gets FDA Approval for Endeavor, First New Drug-Coated Stent in 4 Years
- Monday, February 4, 2008
WASHINGTON (AP) - Medtronic on Friday received federal approval to sell its drug-coated stent, the first to hit the U.S. market since safety concerns sank their popularity two years ago.
The Food and Drug Administration said it cleared the company's Endeavor stent for use in patients with clogged arteries. Medtronic said it expects to ship 100,000 units to hospitals in February.
36. Appeals Court AffirmsMedtronic Patent Judgment
- Wednesday, January 9, 2008
A U.S. appeals court affirmed Monday earlier judgments from a long-running case that said Medtronic Inc. and Boston Scientific Corp. infringed patents for heart stents held by Johnson & Johnson's Cordis unit.
37. Medical Device Manufacturers Could Benefit from Suit Against Medtronic
- Wednesday, December 5, 2007
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court was scheduled to hear arguments Tuesday in a case that could give Medtronic Inc. and other medical device makers greater protection from multimillion-dollar product liability lawsuits.
38. Public Administrator Named for Probate Court
- Wednesday, July 13, 2005
The Shelby County Commission appointed Scott Peatross to the position of public administrator in Shelby County Probate Court. Peatross is a partner in the law firm of Bateman Gibson LLC. He graduated from Rhodes College and Tulane Law School.
39. Archived Article: Marketplace
- Monday, June 4, 2001
By SUE PEASE Wright Medical prepares for public offering By SUE PEASE The Daily News A medical firm in Arlington, Tenn., is planning to go big-time with an initial public offering. Wright Medical Group Inc. registered with the Securities and Exchang...