News We’re Watching: SALSA Reintroduced, FDA Approves Abbott Valve, Metallic Implant Study
A bill aimed at preventing laboratory reimbursement cuts has been reintroduced in the US Congress. Additionally, an Abbott valve landed FDA approval, On Target Labs reported trial results, and the FDA warned that dental palate expanders may pose health risks to adults.
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