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Medtech Innovators Are Under Attack Again – But When Aren't They?

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US medtech industry association AdvaMed issued a statement on Nov. 25 in reaction to recently published claims from a group of investigative reporters seeking to highlight what is wrong with the medical technology industry and what drives global innovators. The group, the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ), says it polled 250 journalists from around the world in a bid to assess how devices are tested, approved, marketed and monitored. Is their work balanced and fair, In Vivo asks?

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