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St Jude quits AdvaMed after tax dispute

This article was originally published in Clinica

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St Jude Medical has withdrawn its membership from AdvaMed , the biggest medical device trade industry association in the US, after the firm disagreed with the latter's stance on the forthcoming tax proposal from the US government. The dispute arose between the two parties over AdvaMed’s view that taxes should be paid based on product complexity. St Jude itself manufactures high-tech implanted devices such defibrillators and implants, which are given a class III notification by the FDA as they generate greater revenues than disposable or low-tech products.

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