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Spotlight Back on Abbott After Study Reveals Problems with Dissolving Stent

Absorb dissolving stent linked to heart problemsDissolving medical products like stents and sutures are, in theory, a great idea. After all, if a patient can avoid the discomfort and risks that come with additional medical procedures or monitoring, then the benefits seem pretty clear.

The concept behind dissolving medical products is a simple one. After the devices have served their purpose, they simply dissolve over time and are absorbed by the body. If you’ve ever had any ...

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Epilepsy Drug Lawsuit Results in $15 Million Verdict

abbott abbvie epilepsy drug lawsuit results in verdictWe recently posted an update detailing the 4.3% rise in AbbVie’s first-quarter profits. One year ago, the pharmaceutical giant posted profits of $980 million for the first three months of 2014. That, apparently, wasn’t enough. The first three months of 2015 saw profits of $1.02 billion for the Androgel manufacturer.

Profit is not a bad thing. Profit is how bills are paid, families are fed, and companies are motivated ...

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