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Ferdous Al-Faruque

Senior Reporter

Washington, DC
Ferdous Al-Faruque, known as Danny, specializes in reporting on new medical device technologies such as mobile health, combination products, unique device identifiers, and issues surrounding interoperability and cyber security. He is also our resident podcast expert, and has brought listeners the voices of top FDA officials as well as industry leaders. Danny is a big sci-fi fan, especially Battlestar Galactica and Star Trek. Qapla'!
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Following closely on the heels of a medical device tax repeal win, AdvaMed CEO Scott Whitaker sat down with Medtech Insight to discuss how the industry advocacy group ended the Obamacare excise tax and what it has in store for 2020.

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GE Monitoring Station Vulnerability Could Let Hackers Turn Off Critical Patient Alarms

US regulators and GE have notified health-care providers that the company’s nurse bay monitoring stations could be attacked by malicious hackers to turn off critical alarms that are intended to alert caregivers when a patient is in a critical state.

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After getting the greenlight to sell the Exalt D single-use duodenoscopes in the US, Boston Scientific has received a CE mark for the device in Europe. The first of its kind, the surgical diagnostic device is intended to help reduce risks of infections.

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