Clinical researcher Bill Smith, right, prepares a suture on the work surface of a da Vinci robotic surgery trainer at UC Davis Medical Center in 2009. Tom Fogarty says the medical device tax not only works against the very impetus of the president’s goals, but has already begun to unravel collaboration among engineers, doctors and innovators.
Clinical researcher Bill Smith, right, prepares a suture on the work surface of a da Vinci robotic surgery trainer at UC Davis Medical Center in 2009. Tom Fogarty says the medical device tax not only works against the very impetus of the president’s goals, but has already begun to unravel collaboration among engineers, doctors and innovators. Randall Benton Sacramento Bee file
Clinical researcher Bill Smith, right, prepares a suture on the work surface of a da Vinci robotic surgery trainer at UC Davis Medical Center in 2009. Tom Fogarty says the medical device tax not only works against the very impetus of the president’s goals, but has already begun to unravel collaboration among engineers, doctors and innovators. Randall Benton Sacramento Bee file

Medical device tax stifles innovation

March 04, 2015 4:00 PM

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