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Tag: medical devices

11/30/2018

5-Star Friday: Assumptions

1 1/22/2018

Court records show how a medical device ‘seeding trial’ disguised marketing as science

1 1/9/2018

‘Clinically proven’ ear plugs for migraines make news headlines, with little evidence they work

12/19/2017

A veteran journalist explains why it’s so tough to inform the public about medical devices — and what can be done about it

9/19/2017

Why ‘approved’ medical devices may not be safe: A new addition to our toolkit

7/17/2015

Five-Star Friday: statins, funeral home death, devices, overtreatment, scorecards

1/9/2014

Newspaper cheerleading for local medical device company on page 1

1/6/2014

Survey finds few orthopedic surgeons know the costs of the devices they implant

4 5/3/2013

Knee replacement surgery isn’t like peeling an apple; things young prospective patients should know

5/23/2011

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