DTC tax deductions back on the chopping block—and this time, the ax might just fall

The new Senate is once again sharpening its ax to cut pharma’s DTC advertising tax deduction. But this time, the measure is backed by a powerhouse group of well-known Democrats, including several who’ve said they’re interested in becoming the party’s 2020 presidential nominee. The reintroduced three-page bill would amend the IRS tax code to remove the full… Read More »

Mobile app for pacemaker patients trims need for monitors

Medtronic is marketing a mobile app for patients with pacemakers that communicates with patients’ smartphones and tablet devices. The MyCareLink Heart app securely sends device data to the Medtronic CareLink network, which can eliminate the need for remote monitoring hardware, according to the vendor, which manufactures biomedical engineering devices and technology. “The mobile app is… Read More »