Thursday, November 12, 2009


In a statement released by Advamed, the medical device folks appear to be endorsing significant provisions of health-care reform as passed by the U.S. House. But they go out of their way to warn about compromising FDA preemption, framed in the code language of allowing states to create a variety of standards.

See the statement here:

As others have observed, it appears that the language of "tort reform" and "preemption" will be at the core of arguments used by those who would like to "bend the curve" of reform toward their particular interests.


  1. They want everybody under federal preemption. With their poor safety record additional standards are necessary, as is the Medical Device Amendment Act. However, with all the money spent by lobbyists, we will be lucky if we don’t see tort reform and preemption back in play.

    Truism: “Cash for Congress.” – George Lopez

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