MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Washington state governor Christine Gregoire joined 11 state attorney generals in voicing defense for the individual insurance mandate in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul.
The group filed documents in support of the mandate with the U.S. Supreme Court, where challenges to the health law are expected to undergo initial arguments in March.
Each filed a separate amicus brief, Law360.com reported, including Gregoire and Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley.
By Stewart Eisenhart, Emergo Group
Nine medical device industry associations have signed on to the Global Compliance Statement on Interactions Between Medical Technology Companies and Healthcare Professionals (HCPs), a document intended to promote ethically sound interactions between the groups’ member firms and health care providers.