Washington Post issues its verdict on job losses from the medical device tax

In a sign that the medical device tax is becoming, or has become, not just a device industry issue but a national one with political prominence, the Washington Post subjected the common claim that the medical device tax has eliminated thousands of jobs to its political fact checker. The paper ruled that the claim contains significant omissions and/or exaggerations. The claim received "two Pinocchios," meaning "Significant omissions and/or exaggerations. Some factual error may be involved but not necessarily. A politician can create a false, misleading impression by playing with words and using legalistic language that means little to ordinary people." Article

Suggested Articles

By employing heart rate signals, physical activity and sleep quality, common Fitbit trackers may be able to predict the spread of the flu.

Nanox has raised $26 million to help fuel the development and commercialization of its "Star Trek"-inspired digital X-ray bed.

Oncology is clearly a major medical and societal issue, but one that sees too much focus from biopharmas at the expense of other killers.