Category Archives: Legislation

Is There a Doctor in the House? The Medical Background of Congress

Congress oversees a great deal that has to do with health care.  You may have heard a little about that little piece of legislation that was passed called the Affordable Care Act (a/k/a Obamacare), comprehensively reforming our system of healthcare … Continue reading

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Election Impact – The New Class

Around elections, I have usually tried to provide some insight into where candidates stood on health care related issues, particularly affecting the development and marketing of medical products.  I wasn’t able to do that through this election cycle, but now … Continue reading

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Now What? Post-Election and FDA

We are finally post-election.  The sense of relief that one can watch or listen to broadcast television or radio without seeing campaign ads is still being felt nationwide.  Facebook sidebars are free of political jabber and de-friending over politics has … Continue reading

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Let the Sunshine – Part 2 – Why is it Important?

As noted yesterday, the Physician Payment Sunshine Act is now law, but so far, the deadline for Health and Human Services to provide guidance to medical product manufacturers on what exactly to report and how exactly to report it has … Continue reading

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Let the Sunshine Part 1 – The Case of the Missing Guidelines

It may have escaped the notice of some that The Physician Payment Sunshine Act – legislation proposed that would bring greater transparency to the relationship between medical product manufacturers and medical providers – became law when the Patient Protection and … Continue reading

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