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Elizabeth Orr

Washington, DC
Elizabeth Orr focuses on legal affairs affecting the medical device industry. Before joining Informa in September 2015, she spent three years spent reporting on all things device-related at FDANews. She remains fascinated by the ever-changing master class on technology, government regulations, advances in health care and more that is covering the device industry. Elizabeth’s past employers include DecisionHealth (formerly UCG); the Society of Interventional Radiology; and the Washington Examiner.  A graduate of the College of Journalism at the University of Maryland College Park, she lives in Arlington, Va., with her husband and children.
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Performance Criteria Issued On Magnetic Resonance Coils In New FDA Draft Guidance

Through a draft guidance, the US agency has established performance criteria for magnetic resonance coils, making the devices eligible for the standards-based Safety and Performance Based Pathway.

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Cybersecurity: Guidance Docs To Come, But Legacy Devices Still A Challenge

Increasing savvy around cybersecurity issues is driving regulators and trade groups to update their approach to the area, speakers from the US FDA and the American Medical Association said at this week’s FDA/CMS Summit.

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Warning Letter Close-Outs – November 2019

The US FDA released one device-related close-out letter in November.

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Ear-Tube Insertion Moves To Physician Offices With Breakthrough Device

A device newly approved by the US FDA will allow physicians to insert ear tubes to treat recurrent ear infections in the office, eliminating the risks of general anesthesia. The Tubes Under Local Anesthesia (Tula) System was reviewed via the agency’s breakthrough device pathway.

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Medtronic Warns On Insulin Pump Safety

Medtronic has announced a safety issue in its popular MiniMed 600 series of insulin pumps. The devices may under- or over-deliver insulin if a ring component of the device cracks or breaks, potentially causing serious health issues. The company says the issue doesn’t amount to a recall, however.

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Device Week, 22 November 2019 – False Claims Act Takes Center Stage

Enforcement of the False Claims Act is always a hot-button topic for industry. That’s because fines for FCA violations can be costly, reaching into the billions of dollars. On this week’s podcast, executive editor Shawn M. Schmitt chats with senior reporter Elizabeth Orr about some of the more important FCA cases from 2019.

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