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Coalition seeks repeal of tax on medical devices
Pittsburgh Post Gazette
WASHINGTON — Saying it is a threat to jobs and the economy, a coalition of lawmakers Thursday introduced legislation to repeal a new tax on medical devices expected to cost manufacturers nearly $30 billion over the next decade. A similar repeal bill
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Increase number of medical students
Salt Lake Tribune
Click here to manage your alerts. More doctors. Increase number of medical students. First Published 5 hours ago • Updated 5 hours ago. Utah has one of the finest medical schools in the West, and it has the staff and facilities to train another 40 doctors.
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The medical Internet of things and the future of health care
Advances in wireless and medical tech will go even further still, according to Ed Price at Georgia Tech’s Institute for People and Technology. “If you’ve got chronic blood pressure issues, maybe there is blood pressure sensor in your seatbelt in your
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Supreme Court ruling in Mount Pleasant medical marijuana case should clarify
The Grand Rapids Press –
GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Biting into his favorite cheesy metaphor, Attorney General Bill Schuette said a Michigan Supreme Court ruling in a Mount Pleasant medical marijuana dispensary case should clarify a law with more holes in it than a slice of Swiss.
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Osceola Regional Medical Center seeking state trauma designation
Orlando Business Journal
Gail Lazenby, captain of the Villages Public Safety Department at Village Community Development District, said it impacts people in The Villages if Osceola Regional Medical Center gets a trauma center. “Having an alternative to Orlando Regional Medical
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Cedar Valley Medical Specialists expands heart services with partners
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
Clarification: Cedar Valley Medical Specialists is the lead organization in the partnership. The story also should have stated that CVMS is working with Gundersen Lutheran Health System to bring another full-time heart surgeon for the Cedar Valley.
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Today’s Research on Hologic and St. Jude Medical: Will Affordable Care Act
PR Newswire (press release)
At the start of this year, a controversial feature of President Obama’s Affordable Care Act (ACA) went into effect. Under the ACA, medical devices companies will have to pay new tax of 2.3% on gross sales. While medical devices companies have opposed
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Bill Would Clear Way for Medical Marijuana Users to Receive Transplants
Should users of medical marijuana be prevented from getting needed organ transplants? Not according to a bill being considered by state legislators, which treats medical marijuana as no different from any other prescription drug. Such patients would be
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As medical school grows, number of residencies doesn’t
Wichita Business Journal (blog)
But the number of medical residencies — which doctors must complete to practice — has remained flat, the Wichita Business Journal reports. Residents are paid salaries, on top of what it costs to train them, and hospitals say they can’t afford more
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Montel Williams joining Fort Detrick scientists in medical research deal
Frederick News Post (subscription)
FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Television personality Montel Williams is joining Army scientists at Fort Detrick in a medical research deal. The signing ceremony Friday marks the start of an Army collaboration with Williams’ company and the University of
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Ocean Medical Center ER Expansion Progressing
Construction workers laid down a ceremonial beam onto the steel framing of the future emergency department at Ocean Medical Center this week, marking the final phase of the steel work which supports the hospital’s $82 million expansion project.
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