11 May 2018

JOHN CHUBACK, MD, FACS, JOINS VEIN THERAPY NEWS EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD

John Chuback, MD, FACS, chief medical officer at Chuback Medical Group in Paramus, N.J., has joined the Vein Therapy News (VTN) Editorial Advisory Board. Dr. Chuback is involved in teaching, entrepreneurship, writing and philanthropy. He is also co-founder of BiosupportMD and Chuback Education. He is an author of numerous articles

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11 May 2018

BOVIE MEDICAL ADDS PLASTIC SURGEON TO BOARD

Diane I. Duncan, MD, FACS has been named to the Bovie Medical Corp. Medical Advisory Board, a maker of medical devices and supplies and the developer of J-Plasma, a patented surgical product marketed and sold under the Renuvion Cosmetic Technology brand in the cosmetic surgery market, “Dr. Duncan, who is

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11 May 2018

MEDICAL SOCIETIES OUT-OF-STEP WITH MEMBERS WHO FAVOR MEDICAID WORK RULE

Three in four physicians favor a new federal policy that allows states to require applicants to work or seek a job in order to obtain Medicaid benefits despite opposition from professional associations that represent them, according to a survey by Merritt Hawkins, the nation’s leading physician search firm and a

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01 May 2018

ACP RELOCATING TO CHICAGO IN JUNE; POSITIONING ITSELF AS VENOUS, LYMPHATIC ADVOCACY LEADER

After 30 years in San Leandro, Calif., The American College of Phlebology (ACP) is relocating its headquarters to Chicago. The move is expected to be complete by the end of June. The new address will be 434 W. Ontario St., Suite 200, Chicago, IL, 60654. This move is one of

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01 May 2018

IAC, SVU SPONSOR WEBINAR THURSDAY TO TRACE THE SOURCE OF VENOUS REFLUX

Sara Skjonsberg, BS, RVT, RPhS  will present a live webinar (followed by a Q&A session) entitled Tracing the Source of Venous Reflux. This webinar is a joint presentation of IAC and the Society for Vascular Ultrasound (SVU). At 1 p.m. (ET) Thursday.   How to Register – Click the Register link below

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11 Apr 2018

ANGIODYNAMICS TO PRESENT AT TWO INVESTOR CONFERENCES IN MAY

Michael Greiner   AngioDynamics Inc., a provider of minimally invasive medical devices for vascular access, peripheral vascular disease, surgery and oncology, will present at the following two investor conferences in May: Deutsche Bank 43rd Annual Healthcare Conference, 3:30 p.m. May 8 in Boston. President and CEO Jim Clemmer and Executive Vice

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03 Apr 2018

AMERICAN VEIN OWNERS TEACH CUTTING EDGE VEIN PROCEDURES IN CHINA

American Vein & Vascular Institute owners Gordon F. Gibbs, MD, and Erin Gibbs have returned from 10 days in China teaching Chinese doctors contemporary vascular healthcare practices. In partnership with Medtronic, Dr. and Mrs. Gibbs recently traveled to Beijing and Shanghai, teaching 50 Chinese doctors through presentations, training sessions and

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03 Apr 2018

BUREAUCRAT MYSTERY: CMS CANCELS EXCITE RULE TO SPEED MEDICAL DEVICE MANUFACTURING

Just when you thought the government was going to cut through its own red tape to help get medical devices to the market quicker, the U.S. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) decided that it must have lost its mind. The CMS has withdrawn a proposed rule intended to

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03 Apr 2018

BTG OPTALYSE PE TRIAL RESULTS REINFORCE SAFETY AND EFFICACY OF SHORTER, LOWER DOSE EKOS THERAPY FOR PE

BTG plc highlighted OPTALYSE PE one-year trial results, presented at the International Society on Endovascular Therapy in Florida in February. The findings confirm that bilateral pulmonary embolism (PE) patients treated in as little as two hours with a total tissue plasminogen activator (tPA) dose as low as 8mg continue to

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03 Apr 2018

APRIL VTN REPORT

  Vein Therapy News    Industry Report     CIGNA PURCHASING EXPRESS SCRIPTS FOR $67B ON HEELS OF CVS-AETNA VERTICAL MERGER Cigna, which failed in an attempt to merge with Anthem last year, is now going to purchase Express Scripts, the country’s largest pharmacy benefit management (PBM) firm, for $67 billion. Cigna

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