MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Med-tech industry lobby AdvaMed had some words of inspiration for lawmakers looking to mark up the latest iteration of the Medical Device User Fee Act this week.
"Mark up is an important milestone in the reauthorization process, and we are encouraged by the bipartisan support this legislation has received," AdvaMed chairman & CEO Stephen Ubl said in a prepared statement. "We are hopeful it will remain on track to pass in a timely fashion."
The device advocate was an instrumental player in drafting the new user fee deal, which will effectively double the fees the FDA can collect for medical device review in exchange for meeting certain performance goals.
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