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US Health and Human Services' Thompson set for talks with AdvaMed:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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US Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy Thompson will demonstrate his continued interest in the medical device industry this week when he meets with AdvaMed's board of directors on June 20. Mr Thompson has been an outspoken advocate for medical device user fees and his drive to unite his sprawling sinecure into one department is already fostering greater co-operation within its various powerhouse health agencies. At AdvaMed's recent Device Submission Workshop, there was repeated talk about the US FDA collaborating with the National Institutes of Health, with Medicare administrators and with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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