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Bill would curb FDA oversight of EHRs

November 25, 2014 by MassDevice

A draft bill making the rounds in Washington would curb the FDA's oversight of electronic health records and some clinical support software.

Bill would curb FDA oversight of EHRs

(Reuters) — A draft bill is circulating in Washington that would curb the FDA's oversight of electronic medical records and some clinical support software, according to a copy of the legislation seen by Reuters.

GOP knives are out for Obama's medical device tax

November 12, 2014 by MassDevice

Republicans flush from their mid-term election romp are sharpening their knives as they look to excise the medical device tax from Obamacare.

GOP knives are out for Obama's medical device tax

(Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. Congress will soon move to kill a medical device tax imposed less than 2 years ago under President Barack Obama's healthcare law, congressional aides and analysts said today.

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Analysis: Medtech gains on Wall Street and the Beltway with big GOP win

November 5, 2014 by Brian Johnson

Medical device stocks are on the rise today as investors react to sweeping Republican gains in the mid-term elections, which raises the likelihood of repealing the medical device tax.

Analysis: Medtech gains on Wall Street and the Beltway with big GOP win

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Medtech's betting on the GOP in midterm elections

October 24, 2014 by Brian Johnson

A look at the top 10 politicial action committee donations shows that medtech is betting heavily on a GOP win in the midterm elections.

Medtech's betting on the GOP in midterm elections

The medical device industry is betting on a Republican sweep of the U.S. Congress during the 2014 mid term elections, according to a MassDevice.com analysis of donations made by the industry's 10 largest political action committees.

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Bayh: Obama is open to repealing the medical device tax

October 8, 2014 by Brian Johnson

Former Indiana Sen. Evan Bayh told medical device makers at AdvaMed 2014 that he is confident President Barack Obama won't fight a repeal if there's an offset, saying it's "not a big issue" for the president.

Bayh: Obama is open to repealing the medical device tax

Regardless of whether Republicans are able to re-take the U.S. Senate in the midterm elections, there's a good chance the medical device tax will be repealed, according to former Sen. Evan Bayh.

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