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Draft House Bill Seeks To Strengthen FDA’s Role In Device Import Safety

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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Leading House Democrats plan to expedite legislation that would give FDA new powers to collect facility registration fees to support foreign device inspection costs and greater authority to fine companies that violate import rules

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Former House Energy and Commerce Committee Chairman John Dingell Jr., D-Mich., who was a fierce investigator of federal agencies including US FDA and sponsor of the Affordable Care Act and other legislation impacting the device industry, died at age 92 Thursday at his home in Dearborn, Mich.

Retiring Rep. Dingell’s Health Policy Legacy Includes Fierce Oversight Of Device Center

A powerful former Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Dingell has been not only a major player in the health care reform fight, but also a vigorous prober of FDA, launching investigations with lasting effects on the device center. The longest-serving member of the House announced his plans to retire at the end of this congressional term.

Retiring Rep. Dingell’s Health Policy Legacy Included Fierce Oversight Of Device Center

A powerful former Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Dingell has not been only a major player in the health care reform fight, but also a vigorous prober of FDA, launching investigations with lasting effects on the device center. The longest-serving member of the House announced his plans to retire at the end of this congressional term.

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