FDAnews Device Daily Bulletin

MEDICAL DEVICES FILL VOID WHERE DRUGS FAIL

Nov. 14, 2005
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While the U.S. pharmaceutical industry struggles to restore depleted product pipelines, medical device makers have found lucrative opportunities in attacking debilitating pain and other conditions that drugs have failed to treat, executives said this week. From severe depression to aching backs, aging joints and migraine headaches, the various implantable devices promise solutions for desperate patients whom medical science has so far been unable to help.
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