The FDA has released a list of essential medical devices, medicines and “medical countermeasures” that the Trump administration ordered the agency to buy domestically to fight the novel coronavirus and future health and military crises. Devices on the list include diagnostic testing kits and supplies for rapid test development and processing, personal protective equipment, devices […]
Report: Will Dr. Hahn crack under political pressure?
Many jobs have come with increased stress levels during the coronavirus pandemic, from ICU staff to Walmart greeters. Now officials who’ve been keeping tabs on FDA commissioner Dr. Stephen Hahn are wondering whether he can weather the strain of defending science while working for the Trump administration. Hahn has been squeezed between expressing his professional […]
The top medtech stories of early 2017
The new Trump administration and Republican Congress – and all the accompanying change and uncertainty – is the major story for the medical device industry. But there are many other medtech stories worth noting from the first quarter of 2017. There was an FDA warning over Abbott’s Absorb bioresorbable stent, a continued spate of M&A deals, diabetes […]