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10 Apr 2019

CAN SOMEONE TELL ME WHAT A PBM REALLY DOES?

By Rachel Bluth   It was back-to-school day at the Senate Finance Committee hearing April 9. In the third of a series of hearings on rising drug prices, the senators seemed focused on getting an answer to one central question: What the heck is a pharmacy benefit manager? Pharmacy benefit managers,

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10 Apr 2019

AVINGER GETS FDA OK FOR PANTHERIS SV SMALL VESSEL ATHERECTOMY DEVICE

  The U.S. Federal Drug Administration granted Aninger’s Pantheris SV small vessel image-guided atherectomy system pre-market approval in eight months. The Pantheris SV is an extension of the Redwood City, California-based company’s lumivascular image-guided atherectomy platform, which it hopes will expand the available market for its Pantheris devices by up

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10 Apr 2019

Teleflex gets premarket OK for biomechanical MANTA Closure

  Teleflex Inc., a global provider of medical technologies for critical care and surgery, has announced that it received premarket approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for the MANTA Vascular Closure Device – the first commercially available biomechanical vascular closure device designed specifically for large bore femoral arterial

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10 Apr 2019

SPRY HEALTH KEEPS TIGHT FOCUS WITH THE LOOP SYSTEM

  The Palo Alto, California-based company has received FDA clearance for a wearable that can remotely monitor patients with chronic diseases, such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), allowing the detection of early signs of deterioration before symptoms are noticeable. Spry Health’s tight focus could have significantly beneficial implications for

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10 Apr 2019

SVS JOURNAL: EVT IS THE NEW CASH COW FOR NON-VASCULAR DOCTORS; ETHICAL ISSUES RAISED

A new report suggests that providers who are not traditionally associated with the treatment of venous disease are driving the rapid increase in endovenous therapies. A compound annual growth rate of 15 percent has been observed for minimally-invasive procedures to treat superficial venous reflux over the past decade. In the

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