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Continuing the legislative undermining of preemption

The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions holds a hearing Tuesday, "Protecting Patients from Defective Medical Devices":

Witness Testimony

William H. Maisel, MD, MPH, Director, Medical Device Safety Institute, Beth Israel, Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Professor Thomas O. McGarity, Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long Endowed Chair in Administrative Law, University of Texas School of Law, Austin, TX

Michael Mulvihill, Patient, Bettendorf, IA

Peter Barton Hutt, Esq., Senior Counsel in Food and Drug Law, Covington & Burling, Washington, DC

Michael Roman, Patient, Kirkwood, MO

There's chatter on Capitol Hill that someone may slip in anti-preemption language from the Medical Device Safety Act (S. 540 and H.R. 1346), into a health care bill as one nears passage. Assuming passage.

BTW, Michael Roman is a race car competitor who had a leg amputated, and as a chronic pain patient he attests to having been helped by medical devices.

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Rafael Mangual
Project Manager,
Legal Policy

Manhattan Institute


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