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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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Edwards Lifesciences and Boston Scientific announced this week that the firms had resolved an ongoing global patent dispute.

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Recently inaugurated Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador campaigned on a promise to tackle the country’s corruption issues. Medtech Insight spoke to attorney Nicholas Berg, of Ropes & Gray, about what this may mean for device manufacturers doing business in Mexico.

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20-Year Sentence Upheld For ArthroCare Exec

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has rejected former ArthroCare CEO Michael Baker’s appeal of a 20-year sentence. Baker was convicted on charges related to a $750m fraud case.

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Lawsuit Seeks Expanded Medicare Reimbursement For CGM

A law firm has filed a class action suit against the US Department of Health and Human Services trying to force broader Medicare reimbursement of continuous glucose monitors. Currently, federal health programs will only cover specific types and uses of the diabetes treatment technology.

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Bruin Lands De Novo On Pressure Ulcer Assessment Tool

US FDA has granted a de novo clearance to Bruin Biometrics’ SEM Scanner, which is the first device cleared to assess parts of a patient’s body that may be at risk for pressure ulcers.

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