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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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US Watchdog OKs Ortho Firm's Refund Plan

A device manufacturer wouldn’t violate anti-kickback law by offering hospitals a refund if their joint replacement fails for patients, the Department of Health & Human Services’ Office of the Inspector General said in a recent advisory opinion.

Compliance Policy

FDA Finalizes Guidance On Products Containing Heparin

US FDA has issued a final guidance document discussing appropriate labeling for products containing heparin. The new rules reflect recent revisions to US Pharmacopeia monographs on heparin solutions.

Medical Device Surgical Procedures

KCI Awarded $645M In Stolen Device Case

An Ohio federal judge recently awarded $645m to Acelity subsidiary KCI Inc. The company sued Healthcare Essentials Inc. for allegedly stealing wound-therapy units for resale.

Legal Issues Commercial

FDA Disputes Study On Breast Implant Safety

US FDA has taken the rare step of publicly disputing a study that seemed to show elevated risks of long-term adverse events associated with silicone breast implants.

Safety Medical Device

Patient Group Pushes FDA For LASIK Ban

A group of patient advocates including one former US FDA official met with agency staff on Sept. 13 to raise awareness about adverse events tied to LASIK surgery. The group said the vision-correcting procedure is too risky to be offered as elective surgery.

Safety Regulation

State Laws Put New Focus On Data Privacy

Device manufacturers have long been aware of federal laws governing consumer data protection. But a new focus on state laws, as well as strict standards recently passed in California, may offer a new risk, experts say.

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