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House biomaterials liability bill inclusion in HR 10 to be proposed by Rep. Gekas.

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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HOUSE BIOMATERIALS BILL INCLUSION IN PRODUCT LIABILITY LEGISLATION likely will be proposed by Rep. George Gekas (R-Penn.) either during committee mark-up of HR 10 or when the product liability measure reaches the House floor, according to congressional staffers. The biomaterials liability measure is thought to stand a better chance of enactment if it is included in HR 10 rather than left as a stand-alone bill, staffers say. Mark-up of HR 10 by the House Commerce Committee's Commerce, Trade and Hazardous Materials Subcommittee, chaired by Rep. Michael Oxley (R-Ohio), is scheduled to take place Feb. 21.

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