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Category: Medical devices


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


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


Costly, non-evidence based interventions for coronary artery disease


Cardiobrief: Medtronic uses embargo as a "public relations tool"


Urologist confesses he was seduced by a robot


Questions about proton beam therapy in health care industry magazine

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If you build it, they will come. Buy robots & the surgery will be done.


Direct-to-consumer hip joint commercials


Long learning curve for robotic prostate surgery: why not more stories on this? What are the human costs?


Men’s Health piece on proton beam for prostate cancer