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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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Open Payments: Zimmer, Medtronic Top List Of Spenders

Major medical device companies paid almost $1bn in consulting fees, royalties, research costs and other expenses to physicians in 2017, the most recent data release from the US Open Payments database shows. Zimmer Biomet reported the highest spending on general physician payments, while Roche and Medtronic topped the list of research spending.

Clinical Trials Compliance

Kennedy Replacement On Supreme Court Could Impact FDA Preemption Law, Sales Of Contraceptive Devices

President Trump’s promise to replace retiring Justice Anthony Kennedy with a new, more conservative justice could have big implications on the court’s future rulings on a range of device-related issues, from US FDA pre-emption to IUD sales, to Affordable Care Act coverage of devices.

The first of a multi-part Medtech Insight feature series on what a more conservative Supreme Court could mean for future court decisions that impact the medical device industry.

Legal Issues Appointments

Medtronic Inks $471.6M Defense Department Contract

The US Defense Logistics Agency, which supports troops across the military, has awarded a $471.6m contract for cardiovascular products to Medtronic.

Cardiovascular Companies

Device Week, June 29, 2018 – Updates From US Congress And The Courts

On this week's podcast, we discuss medtech matters that are on the radar of US lawmakers, and issues that are coming up in the courts.

Device Week Legislation

UDI Requirements Come to Brazil

A new regulation from Brazilian device regulator ANVISA will require some high-risk devices to carry Unique Device Identifiers. The rule, which will come into effect in 2020, is the first time the country has mandated UDIs.

Brazil Regulation

Jaundice Meters Recalled Because Displays Too Easy To Misinterpret

Draeger has recalled two devices used to detect jaundice in newborns after users misinterpret display.

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