Weekly Vitals: Obama Champions U.S. Manufacturing, Breast Implant Honcho Gets Busted, and More

Posted by Shana Leonard on January 27, 2012

In his State of the Union Address this past week, President Obama focused on the importance of reinvigorating American manufacturing and the need to better incentivize companies to stay or set up operations in the U.S. rather than shipping jobs and business overseas. And while the medical device industry applauded this general mentality, many were quick to point out that the impending medical device tax was among the key drivers of medtech operations moving abroad. In other news, the former head of the disgraced French breast implant company that endangered patients with industrial silicone was busted by police in a dawn raid. Read about these issues and other interesting stories form the past week in the below roundup.