Hoping to Relax Regulatory Burdens, Medical Device Manufacturers Gain Clout on the Hill

Posted 27 February 2012 | By Alexander Gaffney, RAC 

Medical device manufacturers, including their industry representatives, are gaining significant influence on Capitol Hill, reports The Star Tribune.

The article notes that the industry, led by industry association AdvaMed, has been working hard with legislators and lobbyists alike to advance initiatives that would reduce their regulatory burdens.

Among the recent political developments that are favorable to the industry:

While some patient safety advocates are displeased at the recent events, Dr. Jeffery Shuren, director of the Center for Devices and Radiological Health at FDA, says that the agency is firmly committed to making sure that they focus on safety as much as they do on expeditious approvals.

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