02 Apr 2019

VIVA PHYSICIANS: ATTEND SVM19 IN MCLEAN, VA, MAY 29-JUNE 1

Register for the SVM 2019 Annual Scientific Sessions, the premier meeting for vascular medicine professionals. This year the meeting will take place in McLean, VA, at the Ritz-Carlton Tysons Corner, minutes from Washington, DC, May 29 – June 1. Early-bird registration rates end Monday, April 8. This is a very

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28 Mar 2019

A NEW RF SYSTEM: VENCLOSE 2ND GENERATION RADIOFREQUENCY TECHNOLOGY OUTPERFORMS LEGACY SYSTEM

    By Larry Storer The great medical technology companies of our time start and develop in a variety of ways. Some start with a product or idea and built a market around it. Some start as spinoffs from existing successful companies. But Venclose started by determining the unmet needs

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28 Mar 2019

SIGVARIS CHANGES CORPORATE NAME, LOGO

        SIGVARIS has changed its corporate name from SIGVARIS to SIGVARIS GROUP and has also changed its logo. SIGVARIS has a 150-year history of proven success, according to CEO Mark Bunker. “We are the world leader in medical compression socks and hosiery with a wide assortment of

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28 Mar 2019

Covidien kickback scheme draws $17.4 million fine

Covidien LP, the developer and promoter of radiofrequency vein ablation, has agreed to pay $17,477,947 to resolve allegations that it violated the False Claims Act by providing free or discounted practice development and market development support to physicians located in California and Florida to induce purchases of Covidien’s vein ablation

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14 Mar 2019

 AMERICAN VEIN & VASCULAR INSTITUTE IS CELEBRATING ITS 10-YEAR ANNIVERSARY

    American Vein & Vascular Institute is now celebrating its 10-year anniversary with special events at each of the seven clinics located throughout Colorado. Patient specials and community engagements invite patients and regional residents alike to join in on American Vein’s success and hard-earned longevity. American Vein & Vascular

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13 Mar 2019

HOW MUCH DIFFERENCE WILL ELI LILLY’S HALF-PRICE INSULIN MAKE?

  By Bram Sable-Smith When Erin Gilmer filled her insulin prescription at a Denver-area Walgreens in January, she paid $8.50. U.S. taxpayers paid another $280.51. “It eats at me to know that taxpayer money is being wasted,” said Gilmer, who has Medicare and was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes while

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11 Mar 2019

PATIENTS NEED TRANSPARENCY AND RELIEF FROM HIGH DRUG COSTS, NOT DEFENSE OF THE STATUS QUO

By: John O’Brien The current drug pricing system is broken and indefensible. Right now, everybody but the patient benefits as list prices climb higher and higher. President Trump has proposed to bring transparency to the system, end the status quo of kickbacks from drug companies to middlemen and plans, known in

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06 Mar 2019

FIRST STEP: LILLY RELEASES HUMALOG GENERIC, SLASHING INSULIN LIST PRICE IN HALF

    Lilly has released Lispro, a generic form of its insulin drug of Humalog, cutting the list price in half and ideally reducing out-of-pocket patient costs. Insulin Lispro will go for $137.35 per vial or $265.50 for a pack of five KwikPens. Because Humalog and Lispro are fast-acting forms of insulin,

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19 Feb 2019

DOJ DEFENDS APPROVAL CONSIDERATIONS IN CVS-AETNA MERGER

As a federal judge reviews the merger between CVS Health and Aetna, the Department of Justice is sticking by its agreement with the two companies, according to an article in FierceHealthcar Feb 19. In a court filing in mid-February, DOJ defended that deal. Judge Richard J. Leon of the U.S. District Court

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10 Feb 2019

ADVANCED DERMATOLOGY AND COSMETIC SURGERY NAMES VP OF MARKETING

  Advanced Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery, located in Maitland, Fla., and the largest dermatology practice in the country, today has named Cheryl Zelenak as vice president of marketing. Zelenak joins the practice with more than 15 years of experience in all aspects of marketing, including brand management, strategy, public relations,

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