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Bill to protect FDA user fees introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives

February 25, 2015 by Val Kennedy

Industry trade association AdvaMed applauds a bill introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives that would protect FDA user fees from sequestering cuts.

GOP readies Obamacare replacement

Industry trade association AdvaMed said Wednesday it applauds a bill introduced into the U.S. House of Representatives that would protect FDA user fees from sequestering cuts.

House votes to repeal, replace Obamacare - again

February 4, 2015 by MassDevice

The U.S. House of Representatives votes once again to repeal and eventually replace President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform law, the Affordable Care Act.

House votes to repeal, replace Obamacare - again

(Reuters) — The U.S. House of Representatives added another notch to its lengthy record of Obamacare repeal votes yesterday by approving a measure that would scrap the healthcare law and direct oversight committees to come up with a replacement.

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GOP readies Obamacare replacement

February 3, 2015 by MassDevice

A trio of Republican lawmakers ready a replacement for President Barack Obama's signature healthcare reform law.

GOP readies Obamacare replacement

(Reuters) — Three top U.S. Republican lawmakers, including Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.), will lead an effort to craft new health reforms that could replace Obamacare, party officials said last week.

Medtech execs: We'll step up hiring if the medical device tax is repealed

January 28, 2015 by Brian Johnson

Medical device executives surveyed by the Medical Device Manufacturers Assn. say they'll step up hiring if the medical device tax is repealed.

Medtech execs: We'll step up hiring if the medical device tax is repealed

Repealing the job-killing medical device tax will serve as job creator, a survey of medical device executives revealed today.

Congressional panel wants priority review program for medtech

January 27, 2015 by Brian Johnson

21st Century Cures, a bipartisan panel led by Reps. Fred Upton (R-Mich.) and Diana DeGette (D-Colo.), calls for the FDA to create a new, expedited review process for medical technology designed to address unmet needs.

Congressional panel wants priority review program for medtech

A congressional panel is calling fora new, expedited priority review process for medical technology aimed at unmet medical needs, similar to similar programs for drugs and biologics.

Medtech slams gov't report on medical device tax

January 27, 2015 by Brian Johnson

Medical device executives and Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-Minn.) scoff at a government report saying the levy's impact will be limited, telling MassDevice.com they're more confident than ever about repealing the medical device tax.

Medtech slams gov't report on medical device tax

Medtech executives last week bashed a newly updated report from the Congressional Research Service refuting claims that the medical device tax kills jobs and hampers innovation.

Medical device tax: Hatch reboots Senate repeal effort with new bill

January 13, 2015 by Brian Johnson

Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and a bipartisan group of 10 U.S. senators file a bill to repeal the 2.3% medical device excise tax.

Medical device tax: Hatch reboots repeal effort with new bill

Once more unto the breach, dear friends, once more: Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and 10 other senators today filed another bill to repeal the medical device tax, a 2.3% levy on U.S. sales of medical devices enacted as part of Obamacare.