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Medical device maker Medtronic said Chief Executive Arthur Collins will retire in August and be replaced by President and Chief Operating Officer William Hawkins.
Medtronic reported higher quarterly profit as demand for its spine, vascular and neurology products offset weak sales of its implantable devices to shock racing hearts back to normal rhythm.
Greetings from the Gaithersburg, Maryland Hilton! That's where the FDA is holding the advisory committee meeting on the safety of drug-coated stents. For less high-profile FDA meetings this hotel and the Holiday Inn across the street (the FDA alternates between them) are just fine. But for a big meeting like this one the venue is way too small.
Drug-coated stents that buttress the arteries are safe when used as directed, health advisers say, even though the risks they may pose to the majority of patients with the devices remains an open question
Drug-coated stents that prop open the arteries of about 3 million people in the U.S. don't increase the risk of heart attack or death when used as labeled but may put patients at risk for blood clots, health advisers said Thursday.