Physician Arrangements Get Device Makers In Trouble

Law360, New York (January 25, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Device makers, like pharmaceutical manufacturers, have long recognized that their success depends upon making their products known to physicians who will prescribe or recommend the use of their particular product.

In addition to their ability to influence current product use, physicians also are in the best position to conduct or oversee research that may expand future market share, including identifying additional clinical uses or adaptations for a product — some of which may not yet be approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)....
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