Device Sector Braces For Investigative Stories Critical Of Industry
AdvaMed has gotten wind over the past year that a major global investigative news consortium is planning to roll out a series of articles and broadcasts that are likely to be highly critical of the medical device industry. The group says it has been engaging with reporters in a push for balance.
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