Medtronic Message Board

Flowonix vs Medtronic

18 hours ago

I've had my flowonix pump for a bit now. Before it, I was in pain 24/7 & my pain never got below an 8, with oral pain meds & I was more than maxed out on them. I am EXTREMELY lucky because my pain Dr is PHENOMENAL & handles any & all issues immediately!! I had a Medtronics pump first but it got infected somehow & I was within a couple of hours of becoming septic & dying. I had to wait 16 months for a new pump, a went with a new brand and I couldn't be happier!! It's been doing great managing my …

Medtronic Layoffs Message Board

3 days ago

Like how half the people at the New Haven operation graduated magna *** laude from Harvard & the other half graduated magna *** laude from Yale.

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Medtronic Neurovascular

6 days ago

The civil cases referenced in 10Q are the ones in the DOJ release - there was another civil settlement on the Peripheral side. Interestingly, no mention of the criminal in the 10Q. It sure seems that someone somewhere was misled if one lines up the past 10Q's and starts looking at dates and timelines. MDT bought bad goods. Shareholder lawsuits next?

MedReps' 2019 Best Places to Work in Medical Sales

2 weeks ago

MedReps announced their annual Best Places to Work in Medical Sales for 2019 and some familiar names sit on top of the list. The overall winners went to: Conmed, Teleflex and Medtronic.

The Puritan Bennett 980 Disaster

1 week ago

no, the 980 is a complete fiasco, how they could screw up my beautiful 840 is beyond me...Medtronic paid a pretty penny for covidien and 980 revenues were forecasted to be #1 ventilator in the world (just like the 840)....I just don't see Omar giving that up.....the 980 is still selling well in 840 accounts in the USA (biggest vent market in the world)


2 weeks ago

I agree it’s a superior system, but they’ve implanted less than 200 of these? Can they commercialize it and manufacture it at volume?

If they can supply it, they will have no problem selling it.

Georgia ENT Practice to Pay $1.2 Million to Resolve False Claims Act Allegations

2 weeks ago

We were alerted to a False Claims Act allegation after the story was posted on our forums earlier this week. According to the FDA press release, the government alleges that Northwest ENT in Georgia violated the False Claims Act, 31 U.S.C. § 3729, et seq., by causing the submission of false claims to Medicare,

Medtronic Hiring Freeze

4 weeks ago

The talk of a hiring freeze is kind of funny. I don't think any current field reps care if there is a so-called "hiring freeze" when we consistently see Medtronic trying to reduce the field through voluntary attrition. How crazy is that. Hiring managers have a hard time filling open positions and at the same time reps are being forced out because their goals are too high. What a world we live in!

Selling against Nevro

1 month ago

There are so many ex Medtronic reps trying to get away from Nevro and back in their old jobs. Their CEO won't hire a new VP but is hiring new regionals and directors so he can control them. This business is crazy competitive right now with a lot of good products. I'm happy I never made the move to nevro after seeing what they have become.

hugo robotic surgery system

1 month ago

The only thing known is that Hugo will compete with Intuitive and target laparoscopic abdominal surgery. You have inside info that proves more? How else would you know that the tech won't be as good as 2008 da Vinci? Medtronic is well financed. Wouldn't they want to get it right and not launch until the tech is at least comparable to current technology?

Medtronic RTG Layoffs

1 month ago

I do not believe it's policy. While another BU is still technically within Medtronic, they are basically a completely different company. The only difference is benefits and your email address. Hiring managers don't want to hire from outside their BU because the ramp up to train someone from the outside is so much greater than an internal candidate. Sucks but that's what I have seen.

FDA to modernize 510(k) medical device approval process

2 weeks ago

FDA Commissioner, Scott Gottlieb, M.D., announced Monday that the FDA is going to overhaul the 510(K) approval process for medical devices. The current process, approved in 1976, allowed medical device manufacturers

Medtronic Disables CareLink Updates

2 months ago

Get ready for pissed off customers who have to deal with the 34,000 patients with CareLink affected programmers. Those patients will have to receive an update over USB from their doctor when new software is released.