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Photo creation by RRY Publications, LLC / Source: OpenClips and pixabay
Photo creation by RRY Publications, LLC / Source: OpenClips and pixabay

It’s Always Sunny in Orthopedics

Veteran Wall Street Analyst Bill Plovanic thinks that orthopedic sector growth rates are ticking up. And he’s making some very interesting comments about why that is happening. Even more so, he’s applying those insights to specific companies.

Peer Review Scam Hits Close to Home

Courtesy: Retraction Watch.com
Courtesy: Retraction Watch.com

How often is the managing editor of a major peer review journal also the lead author of a study appearing in that same journal? To put an even finer point on it, how often in such cases is the “peer review” process a scam? Thanks to Retraction Watch, the web site that tracks bad behavior on the part of peer-reviewed authors, we have an answer.

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Integra Pirouettes in Spine

Source: Wikimedia Commons and jmabel
Source: Wikimedia Commons and jmabel

Seven pure play spinal implant companies have tapped the public markets for a total of $893 million in the last decade. It appears that Integra’s SeaSpine is about to be spun off. Could it be number eight? But does SeaSpine have what it takes to compete with the big boys? We think….

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