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Finally, Some Good News

Amid the recent spate of bad press, it’s good to see that not all of the coverage is negative. An AP story in major newspapers today focuses on the advances being made in neuromodulation devices. It’s a story about the struggles of Don Falk, a patient who suffered from uncontrollable tremors caused by advanced Parkinson's disease—that is, until he had deep brain stimulator implanted.

But, itâEUR(TM)s also the story of the struggles of Medtronic, Cyberonics, ANS, and the other device companies that must convince the medical community to see neurostimulation as a viable alternative to drug therapy.The article appears in todayâEUR(TM)s Boston Globe and Philadelphia Inquirer. ItâEUR(TM)s a breath of fresh air, and it reminds us just how hard the industry is working to improve peopleâEUR(TM)s lives.

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