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QUOTED. 23 March 2020. Joy Sturm.

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President Donald Trump says he will invoke the Defense Production Act to spur the manufacture of needed medical devices and supplies during the COVID-19 pandemic. The move worries some in the device industry, says Joy Sturm, a partner in the Washington, DC, office of law firm Hogan Lovells.

“The government can basically say, ‘Halt production, reduce production, divert your facility from one purpose to another.’ That’s a big deal, obviously, and that’s what’s gotten industry really nervous.” – Joy Sturm, partner, Hogan Lovells

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