Trump Signs Bill Bolstering US FDA Device Center Funding By 2% To $8M
The FDA’s device center is getting a 2% boost after President Trump on 20 December signed off on all appropriations bills for fiscal year 2020.
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Congress was able to approve a permanent medical device tax repeal and pass a “LAB Act” bill favorable to the diagnostic industry in 2019. But what device-related legislation is ahead in 2020? Medtech Insight takes a look at some of the medtech bills and draft legislation likely to affect manufacturers pending in late 2019 that are likely to be reviewed – and perhaps approved – in 2020.
US lawmakers have agreed on a bipartisan budget to prevent a government shutdown that includes repealing the medical device tax. If all goes according to plan, the bill -- which was approved by the House on 17 December and is now headed to the Senate -- is expected to be on the president’s desk for signing by the end of the week.