The COVID-19 pandemic promises to change nearly every aspect of our lives — remote working, social distancing and Zoom-bombing likely will be part of our professional lexicon for years to come. But the pandemic also will bring big changes to the medtech industry, which got caught in the center of some political, geopolitical and yes […]
U.S. Senator and Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) reintroduced a bill to permanently repeal the 2.3% federal excise tax on medical device sales, with a new co-sponsor. Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Penn.) has signed on to co-sponsor, replacing Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), who did not run for re-election last fall. The medical device tax went […]
The medtech industry appears to have won a round in the regulatory arena. The FDA issued a final rule amending its regulations on classifying and reclassifying medical devices under the Food and Drug Administration Safety and Innovation Act (FDASIA), passed in 2012. Published today in the Federal Register, the rule says it “provides for the […]
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 283-132 this week to repeal the 2.3% tax levied upon medical devices as part of the Affordable Care Act. The medical device tax, which has long been decried by the industry as a measure that squashes innovation and kills jobs, has been on hold since 2014. The tax’s moratorium […]
Political chaos means fewer opportunities for the medtech industry to get much done in Congress this year, says Clayton Hall, VP of government affairs for the Medical Device Manufacturers Assn. When it comes to permanent repeal of the 2.3% medical device excise tax that was part of the 2010 Affordable Care Act, there are fewer legislative opportunities, […]
Industry groups are responding to the FDA’s proposal to publicly release emerging safety signals before substantiation after the agency released draft guidance explaining its plans to track and release early medical device safety signals back in January. The agency said it plans to release data related to medical devices used in clinical practices that the FDA […]
The Medical Device Manufacturers Assn. and the Medical Imaging Technology Alliance tapped a pair of Capitol Hill veterans to lead their government affairs departments.
Clayton Hall, a former chief of staff for 3 representatives with 12 years on The Hill, was named vice president of government affairs at MDMA, the association said.