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Group Slams Medtronic, Abbot And Stryker For Youtube Ads

Group Slams Medtronic, Abbot And Stryker For Youtube Ads

Group Slams Medtronic, Abbot and Stryker for YouTube Ads A watchdog group, The Prescription Project, is alleging that device makers are illegally advertising on the popular video-sharing Website YouTube.com, says Pharmalot.com. According to the report, The Prescription Project has petitioned the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to require <"device makersAbbott Labs, Medtronic, and Strykerto withdraw their YouTube.com video ads. The group alleges that the spots advertise medical devices used in heart, hip, and neck surgeries in violation of some FDA requirements. According to Pharmalot, The Prescription Project is alleging that Abbott is running four videos on YouTube.com advertising its XIENCE V drug-coated stent, which is used in coronary angioplasty surgery. Abbott does not include federally mandated warnings in its ads. Also running ads without federally mandated warnings are Medtronic, which is promoting its Prestige Cervical Disk used in degenerative disk disease surgery and Stryker, which is advertising its Cormet hip resurfacing technology, reports Pharmalot. The videos raise serious questions about whether drug and device companies are using the Internet to skirt laws that safeguard consumers, Allan Coukell, director of policy for the Prescription Project, said in a statement quoted by Pharmalot. The Prescription Project notes in its press release that the FDA must ensure that direct-to-consumer (DTC) ads are neither misleading nor deceptive. The FDA requires drug and device advertisers to include specific disclosures that not only contain mention of the products usage directions, but also any relevant warning, precautions, potential side effects, and contraindications, the release said. Pharmalot says that the watchdog group is urging the FDA: To advise Continue reading >>

Cookie Policy | Medtronic Guardian Connect

Cookie Policy | Medtronic Guardian Connect

A cookie is a small text file that is placed and stored on your computer, smartphone or other device or internet browser by websites or apps that you visit. Cookies allow small amounts of information about your device to be passed to our web server. They allow websites to recognize your computer, smartphone, tablet or other device as your browse. Web beacons, pixels, JavaScript, and other tracking technologies also utilize cookies and or use invisible images or code to gather information about a visitor session in a manner similar to cookies. Depending on how long a cookie remains in place we can describe cookies as either session cookies or persistent cookies: A session cookie is deleted when you close the relevant website. A session cookie may allow a website to remember you while you are browsing the site but the cookie will be removed when you log out or close the webpage or your internet browser. For example, a session cookie may be used to allow features such as shopping carts to remember if you have added an item to your cart while you browse for other items you wish to purchase on the website. A persistent cookie remembers you for a particular period of time. It remains stored on your device or internet browser for that time (it could be minutes, days or months) after you have logged out or closed your browser. For example, persistent cookies may be used to remember if you have selected certain preferences on a website (e.g. your language selection). Medtronic uses both session and persistent cookies. Cookies and other similar technologies are used by Medtronic for several different reasons. Cookies are sometimes necessary for our website to operate correctly and enable functionality such as shopping carts and secure log-ins to work properly. Cookies allow us t Continue reading >>

Conmed Competitors, Revenue And Employees - Owler Company Profile

Conmed Competitors, Revenue And Employees - Owler Company Profile

On April 24, 2019, CONMED Corporation issued a press release announcing financial results for the fir... See more CONMED Corporation NASDAQ CNMD today announced an amended start time for its Annual Meeting of Shareh... See more CONMED Corporation NASDAQ CNMD today announced that it will report financial results for the first qu... See more CONMED Corporation announced that its Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held at the Company's co... See more February 13, 2019Filtration and Separation US medical technology company Conmed Corp has completed its acquisition of Buffalo Filter LLC from Fi... See more ConMed (NSDQ:CNMD) yesterday priced a debt offering worth $300 million, saying it plans to use the pr... See more CONMED Corporation (NASDAQ:CNMD), a medical technology company that provides surgical devices for min... See more UTICA, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--CONMED Corporation (Nasdaq: CNMD) today announced financial results for... See more - CONMED Corporation (NASDAQ: CNMD) today announced that it will report financial results for the sec... See more DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "Global Advanced Visu... See more DUBLIN, Dec 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets has announced the addition of the "ECG Cabl... See more Gastrointestinal Endoscopy Device Market report focuses on the major drivers and restraints for the k... See more The Electrosurgical Device Market provides detailed market segment level data on the international ma... See more Surgical Power Tools market research report covering industry trends, market share, market growth ana... See more Continue reading >>

New Old Videos On Youtube May 2018

New Old Videos On Youtube May 2018

Richard Thieme on This Week WSN TV Milwaukee 1994 Richard Thieme is interviewed by Wayne Youngquist in 1994 on This Week WSN Channel 12 Milwaukee. Thieme was less than one year into a new career as a professional speaker and writer and discusses his focus at the time. Richard Thieme Speaks for the Teachers of Grays Lake Illinois in 1995 The digital revolution was just getting under way in the mid 1990s and the challenge to traditional education was felt keenly by the teachers on the firing line and on the interface between eras. The teachers of Grays Lake Illinois asked Richard Thieme to help them know what would be needed to make the transition successfully. This inservice presentation emphasized the human in the machine the capacity of ordinary men and women to be resilient and heroic in the everyday world fired at them at point blank range. The Dynamics of Mergers Advanced Health Care June 1998 Three Milwaukee clinics Milwaukee Medical Clinic, West Bend Medical Clinic, and Menomonee Falls Medical Clinic merged in 1998 to form Advanced Health Care. Richard Thieme spoke to their management teams about the dynamics and challenges of mergers. The human in the machine was his focus how companies and cultures negotiate differences as they struggle to become something new and different. Richard Thieme on Thriving in the Digital World for Professional Speakers October 1998 20 years ago Richard Thieme spoke to other professional speakers about how to thrive in the digital world. 20 years later, it sounds obvious, but the advice still holds living on the edges requires focus, intentionality, and discipline. This presentation was for a local chapter of the NSA (National Speakers Association). Richard Thieme on the Human Dimension of Technology and the Workplace Alliant Energy Continue reading >>

Stock Market Power Rankings: Youtube Catches Something Viral

Stock Market Power Rankings: Youtube Catches Something Viral

Stock Market Power Rankings: YouTube Catches Something Viral They're big, beautiful, and ranked from 1 to 50. Each week, I'm ranking the biggest companies that trade on U.S. exchanges based on their size ( market capitalization ), momentum (total return over the past year), and recent news. Before we get to the rankings, a quick word on a major player. This is YouTube's world when it comes to ad-supported streaming video, and some rivals of parent company Alphabet ( NASDAQ:GOOG ) ( NASDAQ:GOOGL )think the online platform isn't always playing fair. The Vergereports that some Microsoft( NASDAQ:MSFT ) engineers believe Google's YouTube intentionally added code to the streaming site to break compatibility with Microsoft's Edge browser. A Mozilla program manager made similar claims about the speed on YouTube videos on Firefox and Edge after an update earlier this year. Alphabet is defending its platform. It argues that YouTube doesn't add code designed to stymie compatibility and optimization in browsers outside its own Chrome. It fixes bugs as they come up, Alphabet says. One can also argue that YouTube has more to lose than gain if it's not easily accessible to the largest audience possible, though tech giants can be pretty ruthless sometimes. With that in mind, let's review this week's updated list of 50 top large-cap stocks, kicking things off with the top 10. The bear won this week. Image source: Getty Images. 10. Facebook( NASDAQ:FB ): $359.1 billion market cap, down 29.6% over the past year. The leading social networking website operator may have to pay the price for being on the wrong side of recent data privacy concerns.Washington, D.C., Attorney General Karl Racine announced on Wednesday that he will suing Facebook for coming up short in protecting user data. The Continue reading >>

Are Online Videos

Are Online Videos "publicly Accessible"? - Intellectual Property - United States

The decision in HVLP02 LLC v. Oxygen Frog turned onwhether or not a YouTube video could qualify as a "printedpublication," and therefore constitute prior art for patentpurposes. As courts tend to assign the term "printedpublication" a broad definition that usually includes videos,the YouTube video in question was considered prior art. Still, muchof the analysis in these matters involves the "publicaccessibility" of a particular video. This Jones Day White Paper reviews the law surroundingprinted publications, explains practical ways to demonstrate that aYouTube video is or is not publicly accessible, and summarizes bestpractices. No one challenging an online video's status as priorart wants to hear the court chide "[i]t appears that Plaintiffis unfamiliar with how YouTube works." But that was thejudge's retort in HVLP02 LLC v. Oxygen Frog, LLC("Oxygen Frog").1 Video channels likeYouTube or Vimeo are among the most visited websites on theweb.2 As these sites grow in popularity, they are moreand more likely to host videos that may disclose inventions.Practitioners are increasingly looking to this medium for priorart. Certain prior art is defined by 35 U.S.C. 102(b)("Section 102") as "described in a printedpublication." But can an online video, something that is notprinted, be a printed publication? The short answer is: yes. Somechallenge that videos posted on the web are not a printed medium,and thus not prior art. This argument usually fails because courtsgive the term "printed publication" a broad meaning thattends to include videos. The crux of the online video prior artanalysis is "public accessibility" and whether a video"was disseminated or otherwise made available to the extentthat persons interested and ordinarily skilled in the subjectmatter or art exercising re Continue reading >>

Group Blasts Medtronic's Youtube Ads

Group Blasts Medtronic's Youtube Ads

YouTube spots were called illegal. Medtronic says they've been pulled. A watchdog group charged Wednesday that Medtronic Inc. and two other medical device firms have illegally advertised their products on the popular website YouTube without warning consumers about potential complications. The Boston-based group, the Prescription Project, called on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to require the companies to withdraw the videos from YouTube, including an ad promoting Medtronic's Prestige Cervical Disc. But a Medtronic spokesman said Wednesday that its video, which was posted by a production firm hired by the company, had been pulled. The video features a fresh-faced mother-of-two and amateur triathlete who said she experienced intense pain in her neck after two car accidents. Nonsurgical remedies failed to provide her with any relief. "I was so tired of being miserable,'' she said in an "interview." She was enrolled in a clinical trial studying the safety and effectiveness of Medtronic's Prestige Cervical Disc, an artificial neck device that is an alternative to more invasive spine fusion surgery. It resulted in "renewed life for this soccer mom," according to the video's gravelly voiced narrator. The product was approved by the FDA in 2007. "The videos raise serious questions about whether drug and device companies are using the Internet to skirt laws that safeguard consumers," Allan Coukell, director of policy for the Prescription Project, said in a prepared statement. While direct-to-consumer ads are fairly common for prescription drugs, the practice is less widespread in the medical device industry and usually is limited to orthopedic devices such as hip and knee implants. Still, the Prescription Project estimates that spending on device ads aimed at cons Continue reading >>

Presurgical Psychological Evaluations:

Presurgical Psychological Evaluations:

A Scientific Approach to the Assessment of Psychosocial Risks For Poor Outcome From Surgery and Other Medical Treatments Assessment of Biopsychosocial Risk Factors for Medical Treatment. Published July, 2009 in the Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. Full article available free via open access. This article reviewed the literature on the psychological factors shown to predict the outcome of spinal surgery and spinal cord stimulation. From this review, a paradigm was generated, and both exclusionary risk factors (aka "primary risk factors" or "red flags") and cautionary risk factors (aka "secondary risk factors" or "yellow flags") were identified. Medical patient and community norms for both types of risk factors were developed using 2264 US subjects obtained from 106 sites. The demographics of the norm groups approximated US census data for gender, race, education and age. It was hypothesized that the risk scores derived from this process would predict patient response to a wide variety of medical treatments. Standardized Cautionary Risk and Exclusionary Risk scores were shown to predict both work status and satisfaction with care for patients in multiple treatment groups (spinal surgery, upper extremity surgery, brain injury, work hardening, chronic pain, acute injury, and injured litigants). Repeat testing showed these risk scores demonstrated test-retest reliabilities ranging from .85 to .91. The application of this method to the clinical setting was also discussed, as were the study's limitations. This article reviews how the BHI 2 was developed, BHI 2 concepts, validation research, and provides an overview of the description and interpretation of its scales. The BHI 2 is particularly well suited to the biopsychosocial assessment of individuals suff Continue reading >>

Pump Errors - Loop Docs

Pump Errors - Loop Docs

The pumps are used and not under warranty. Use this section at your own risk. However, that said, some of the most common pump errors are repairable, or not actually a real problem. This error message is common when a pump has been stored for a period of time without a battery. Most pumps will show an A21 error when you first purchase them on the used market. Not a big deal. Press the down arrow (also has the symbol of a light bulb on it) and the pump screen message will scroll down to let you know how to clear that error message (press ESC then ACT). If the message is coming up on a pump that hasn't been in storage, pull the battery out and replace with a fresh, new battery. Chances are your battery or battery cap are old. Look for signs of dirt or rust in the battery cap, give it a little cleaning. When the pump screen has a little black/white bar on the right side, that is a scroll bar. Use the arrow keys on the right of the the pump screen to scroll and see the additional information. This error message "battery out of limits" has to do with the internal pump battery, not the AAA battery you replace. The internal battery cannot be replaced, and unfortunately also has a finite lifespan. The error message is more of an annoyance than a true problem. You can try to change the AAA battery faster. But, the worst case scenario is that you'll have to re-enter the time and date when you get this message more often. (Don't forget to use RileyLink to set the time after you get this message.) The Button Error message usually happens from water, moisture, or dust getting under the pump's button pad and causing button(s) to fail. The fix luckily is quite straight-forward and takes less than 30 minutes. Check out the fix here for a YouTube video or here for photo gallery The sol Continue reading >>

Medtronic Pulls Youtubead

Medtronic Pulls Youtubead

I always kind of enjoy watching policy catch up with technology. Fridley-based medical device maker Medtronic Inc. pulled a video Wednesday from YouTube after a Boston-based consumer group charged the video was an advertisement that lacked warnings required by the Food and Drug Administration. You can get the whole story on the Pioneer Press . The consumer group is The Prescription Project . They are petitioning some medical device folks too. Ironically, you can access the offending videos from their online petition . This entry was posted in freedom of information , MN , Policy by Ann Treacy . Bookmark the permalink . I have a Masters Degree in Library and Information Science. I have been interested or involved in providing access to information through the Internet since 1994, when I worked for Minnesotas first Internet service provider. I am pleased to be a part of the Blandin on Broadband Team. I also work with MN Coalition on Government Information, Minnesota Rural Partners, and the American Society for Information Science and Technology. Continue reading >>

The Best Insulin Pumps On The Market

The Best Insulin Pumps On The Market

An insulin pump is a small computerized device that delivers insulin for the treatment of diabetes. The pump is programmed to release insulin in continuous small basal dose and a bolus dose. A pump has a control module, a reservoir, an infusion set that includes a cannula and tubing system. There are a number of different types of insulin pumps available on the market. In general, there are two types of pump devices: A traditional pump uses a fine tube to connect the pump to the cannula. The pump is worn in the pocket. The program controls are on the pump. A patch pump has a small tube or no tube, and the pump is stuck to the skin. The controls are on a separate wireless device. The following are types of pumps more commonly used: Worn on your body, the pump delivers tiny drops of rapid-acting insulin to match your needs. Fewer injections: Change your pump tubing only once every two to three days. Bolus Wizard calculator makes it easier to calculate mealtime insulin and may avoid insulin stacking. Set temporary basal rates and patterns around your activities. Get readings every five minutes, right on your pump. Track your glucose levels throughout the day, including the effects of food or exercise. Helpful alerts: Get alerted when youre trending high or low, so you can make adjustments. The system has the features of 530 G system with a few differences. Polished black exterior finish; easily customizable with a wide variety of personalized skins. Highly accurate wireless CONTOURNEXT LINK 2.4 meter (a MiniMed system exclusive). Fewer shots: A small device worn on your body that continuously delivers insulin. Tubing changes needed only every two or three days. Continue reading >>

Medtronic Pulls Youtube Device Video

Medtronic Pulls Youtube Device Video

Woman who crashed into Cherry Pit bar in St. Paul cited for leaving scene Fridley-based medical device maker Medtronic Inc. pulled a video Wednesday from YouTube after a Boston-based consumer group charged the video was an advertisement that lacked warnings required by the Food and Drug Administration. In a petition filed Wednesday with the FDA, the nonprofit Prescription Project called on the government to enforce rules on marketing materials from device companies and to require that Medtronic withdraw the video. The video depicted the case of a Wisconsin woman whose debilitating neck pain following two car accidents was relieved by spine surgery to place the Prestige cervical disc, a Medtronic product approved for use in the United States in 2007. The Prescription Project petition argued the video lacked balance because it did not make consumers aware of the risks, warnings, precautions or side effects associated with the use of the Prestige disc. For example, the consumer group said, the government-approved label for the product notes risks including serious or fatal hemorrhage and neurological damage. Medtronic spokesman Chuck Grothaus said he asked Texas-based VNR-1 Communications the company that produced the video for Medtronic and posted it to YouTube to pull the video Wednesday from the popular Web site. Grothaus declined further comment, except to say Medtronic is committed to FDA guidelines on product advertising. Were very glad that theyve taken the appropriate action, said Allan Coukell, director of policy for the Prescription Project. It shouldnt have required someone to file a citizen petition for them to know what the rules are. The consumer group filed similar petitions Wednesday calling on the FDA to take action against YouTube videos promoting medica Continue reading >>

The Momo Challenge Is Not Real - The Atlantic

The Momo Challenge Is Not Real - The Atlantic

On Tuesday afternoon, a Twitter user going by the name of Wanda Maximoff whipped out her iPhone and posted a terrifying message to parents. Warning! Please read, this is real, she tweeted . There is a thing called Momo thats instructing kids to kill themselves, the attached screenshot of a Facebook post reads. INFORM EVERYONE YOU CAN. Maximoffs plea has been retweeted more than 22,000 times, and the screenshot, featuring the creepy face of Momo, has spread like wildfire across the internet. Local news hopped on the story Wednesday, amplifying it to millions of terrified parents. Kim Kardashian even posted a warning about the so-called Momo challenge to her 129 million Instagram followers. To any concerned parents reading this: Do not worry. The Momo challenge is a recurring viral hoax that has been perpetuated by local news stations and scared parents around the world . This entire cycle of shock, terror, and outrage about Momo even took place before, less than a year ago : Last summer, local news outlets across the country reported that the Momo challenge was spreading among teens via WhatsApp . Previously, rumors about the challenge spread throughout Latin America and Spanish-speaking countries . The Momo challenge wasnt real then, and it isnt real now. YouTube confirmed that, contrary to press reports, it hasnt seen any evidence of videos showing or promoting the Momo challenge on its platform. If the videos did exist, a spokesperson for YouTube said, they would be removed instantly for violating the platforms policies. Additionally, there have been zero corroborated reports of any child ever taking his or her own life after participating in this phony challenge. A lot of this relies on people believing their local school or police force knows what theyre talking ab Continue reading >>

Leadership - Renewal Care

Leadership - Renewal Care

Ross is currently a private investor and philanthropist. He serves on the Board of Directors at the Hetrick-Martin Institute, where he is Vice Chair. Previously, he was a senior executive at The Washington Post Company, where he served as Chief Financial Officer of Kaplan, Inc. Ross also has worked as a management consultant; practiced law in Washington D.C.; and served as a staff member and defense policy analyst for the U.S. Senate. A graduate of Yale Law School, Ross also holds a masters degree in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Oxford University, which he attended on a Rhodes Scholarship. He completed his undergraduate degree in History and Russian Studies at Princeton University. Charles is Head of Energy Volatility Qualitative Research at Citadel Investment Group, a hedge fund. Previously, he was a Vice President at JPMorgan. Before that, he held positions at the World Bank and Booz, Allen & Hamilton. Charles received his doctorate in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He completed his undergraduate degree at Oxford University. Heather Rivera is YouTubes Director and Global Head of Product Partnerships, an organization that seeks to build strategic partnerships on- and off-platform that help pioneer new business, enhance overall product development, further information exchange, and drive YouTube distribution across mobile phones, smart televisions, game consoles, and other platforms. Heather joined YouTube after leading Strategy & Operations for the Creative Lab, Googles acclaimed, in-house creative agency. She started her career at Google in Business Development for Google Checkout and has been with the company since 2007. Heather holds an MBA from Harvard Business School, a Master of Arts in the Humanities from the University of Continue reading >>

6 Ways User-generated Content Can Double Your Roi

6 Ways User-generated Content Can Double Your Roi

Are you soliciting user-generated content (UGC) for your business? Would you like to know how to get the most out of user-generated content? Medtronic Diabetes, which develops and sells diabetes management products, has been soliciting user-generated content since 2012. Their Share Your Story Facebook app has been so successful that it is driving a 2-to-1 return on investment (ROI) for their entire social media program. Read on to discover best practices from Medtronic Diabetes for how to get the most out of user-generated content. Organization: Medtronic Diabetes Social Media Handles & Stats Highlights Since launching in June 2012, the Share Your Story Facebook app has generated a 2-to-1 ROI for their entire social media program via sales traceable from Facebook. Nearly 300 customers have shared stories and photos using the app. Over 80% of users have opted to allow their photos and stories to be used by Medtronic Diabetes in other ways. #1: Put Customers Front and Center Medtronic Diabetes does not use professional models. Their policy is only to use customers in marketing or product photos. So when they launched their Facebook page in April 2012, they featured a customer in their banner photo. “We had a huge ‘aha’ moment as soon as we launched,” said Amanda Sheldon, director of digital marketing and communications for Medtronic Diabetes. As soon as the page launched, people spontaneously shared their diabetes stories. The company soon realized they wanted a Facebook app. They worked with Likeable Media to develop the Share Your Story app. #2: Ask for Stories in the Right Places Medtronic Diabetes has a presence on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, as well as a blog. Each is used in a different way. They started The Loop blog in 2011 as an owned channel to foster Continue reading >>

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