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Houston-based Texas Children's Hospital appointed Howard L. Weiner, MD, chief of neurosurgery, according to Katy Magazine.  By Megan Wood -
Twin Cities (Minn.) med-tech executive Doug Kohrs and two partners started Responsive Orthopedics with the goal of providing affordable knee and hip devices, according to Star Tribune.  By Mary Rechtoris -
The FDA's Drug Safety and Risk Management Advisory Committee and its Anesthetic and Analgesic Drug Products Advisory Committee unanimously voted to update the ER/LA opioid analgesic Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies. The updated ER/LA REMS would require physicians to undergo opioid prescription training, according to Medscape Multispecialty.  By Mary Rechtoris -

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Medical device manufacturers will feel the heat with the Comprehensive Care for Joint Replacement program implementation, based on a S&P Global Ratings report, according to Fierce Medical Devices.  By Megan Wood -
Michael Gleiber, MD, offered business advice for entrepreneurs in a recent Inc. Magazine article.  By Megan Wood -
Frederick A. Boop, MD, will serve as the American Association of Neurological Surgeons' new president.  By Megan Wood -
Maya Babu, MD, presented a study at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons annual meeting examining the impact of the Open Payments Database on neurosurgery. By Laura Dyrda -

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Owoicho Adogwa, MD, presented research at the American Association of Neurological Surgeons annual meeting examining how baseline affective disorders affected 30-day readmission rates for patients undergoing elective spine surgery.  By Laura Dyrda -
The University of Minnesota's David Fischer, MD, was the team physician for the 1992 U.S. Men's Olympic basketball team, better known as the Dream Team, and now he's auctioning off a signed poster from the team, according to the Pittsburgh Courier. By Laura Dyrda -
Here are 10 statistics on physician office visits from the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey: 2012.  By Anuja Vaidya -
The FDA cleared the two-level components for Intelligent Implant Systems' Revolution Spinal System for sale in the United States.  By Anuja Vaidya -
CoreLink launched the Entasis Sacroiliac Joint Fusion System.  By Anuja Vaidya -
DePuy Orthopaedics, part of the DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson, acquired BioMedical Enterprises.  By Anuja Vaidya -
Here are 22 spine surgeons who received the Spine Surgeon Leadership Award in 2016 from Becker's Healthcare.  By Staff -
GE Healthcare and the National Basketball Association awarded the first round of six winning research proposals as part of their Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Collaboration.  By Megan Wood -
Farmingdale, N.Y.-based Misonix reported its third quarter and nine months of fiscal year 2016 financial results, ending March 31, 2016, according to SYS-CON Media.  By Megan Wood -
Columbia-based University of Missouri researchers are studying spinal muscular atrophy with respiratory distress type 1, according to Health Canal.  By Megan Wood -
Joseph Martinez, MD, joined Houston-based Texas Medical Center and McGovern Medical School at UTHealth, according to The Tribune.  By Megan Wood -
Here is the global hip and knee replacement device distribution for 2015, according to a report from S&P Global Ratings. By Laura Dyrda -
Here are six spine surgeons and neurosurgeons in the news this past week.  By Allison Sobczak -
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