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Upcoming Meetings: Device Capitol Hill briefing

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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Device Capitol Hill briefing: Device industry associations sponsoring briefing for congressional staff on FDA regulation of medical devices Sept. 3 at the Rayburn House office building in preparation for congressional consideration of FDA reform legislation. A bill is expected to be marked up by the House Commerce Committee in September, while Senate FDA reform legislation is nearing floor debate. The briefing will include speakers from the Health Industry Manufacturers Association, Boston Scientific, U.S. Surgical and the Cook Group on the 510(k) and PMA approval process, review of device effectiveness and labeling, and challenges facing the U.S. medical device industry. For more information contact HIMA's Jeanne Wilton at 202/434-7211, Medical Device Manufacturers Association's Jeff Kimbell at 202/476-7150, or National Electrical Manufacturers Association's Bob Britain at 703/841-3241...

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