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Submission + - US FDA calls on medical device makers to focus on cybersecurity (networkworld.com) 1

alphadogg writes: Medical device makers should take new steps to protect their products from malware and cyberattacks or face the possibility that U.S. Food and Drug Administration won't approve their devices for use, the FDA said. The FDA issued new cybersecurity recommendations for medical devices on Thursday, following reports that some devices have been compromised. Recent vulnerabilities involving Philips fetal monitors and in Oracle software used in body fluid analysis machines are among the incidents that prompted the FDA to issue the recommendations.
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US FDA calls on medical device makers to focus on cybersecurity

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  • www.forbes.com/sites/henrymiller/2012/12/17/obamacares-medical-device-tax-will-cost-innovation-and-jobs/

    The medical device industry is being ravaged by unwise public policy, including a devastating 2.3% excise tax scheduled to go into effect on Jan 1 as part of ObamaCare. This tax is especially pernicious because it is assessed on sales, not profits. To put this in perspective, imagine that you’re a manufacturer of medical devices and had a profit of $100,000 on sales of $1 million after all your cos

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