No way to cover new medical devices

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I feel a promotional campaign underway for the trials of an implantable device to control high blood pressure that is resistant to drug therapy.

NBC did a breathless story on the device a few weeks ago.

And now the Des Moines Register published one that is strikingly similar to the NBC piece.

* No data on harms or benefits
* The closest thing to evidence was a single positive anecdote of patient success
* No independent perspective, only an interview with a single conflicted source
* No estimate of costs of this approach which could be considerable.

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