Category: Medical devices

7/19/2011

Robotic surgery: good studies of effectiveness “never been done…not going to magically appear now”

6/28/2011

“Harm has been done” – spine journal’s critical review of Medtronic Infuse studies

6/14/2011

How do patients decide to accept implantable heart devices?

6/13/2011

Guest post: Are heart device study authors overselling their benefits?

6/8/2011

Small town, small hospital example of how robotic surgery is promoted

6/7/2011

Ads & news (often resembling ads) fuel growing use of robotic prostatectomy

5/23/2011

Chicago Tribune reports on clinical trial ethics/conflict of interest question

5/18/2011

Hospital websites hype robotic surgery, ignore risks, influenced by manufacturer

5/17/2011

Urologists’ report: more prostate cancer surgery driven by more robotic procedures

5/6/2011

See ProPublica’s breakdown of millions spent by industry “festooning” Heart Rhythm Society conference