Devices & Diagnostics

FDA advisory panel gives mixed message to STJ fave CardioMEMS on CHAMPION implantable device

After a difficult premarket approval process and tenuous relationship with the FDA, Atlanta’s CardioMEMS  received a mixed message from an FDA advisory panel on its CHAMPION HF Pressure Measurement System, an  implantable sensor monitor to help guide treatment in patients with congestive heart failure. The panel voted unanimously that the device was safe, the majority […]

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Physician Targeting Using Real-time Data: How PurpleLab’s Alerts Can Help

By leveraging real-time data that offers unprecedented insights into physician behavior and patient outcomes, companies can gain a competitive advantage with prescribers. PurpleLab®, a healthcare analytics platform with one of the largest medical and pharmaceutical claims databases in the United States, recently announced the launch of Alerts which translates complex information into actionable insights, empowering companies to identify the right physicians to target, determine the most effective marketing strategies and ultimately improve patient care.


Morning Read: The danger of healthcare price transparency

Highlights of the important and the interesting from the world of healthcare: The danger of price transparency: Congress is debating a bill that would bring more price transparency to healthcare, but Budget Director Peter Orszag says too much transparency may be a bad thing. “The markets for some health care services are highly concentrated, so […]