Category Archives: Legislation

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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Bills, Bills, Bills – An Update on Legislative Proposals

It has been a while since providing an update on legislative proposals introduced in Congress that would impact the FDA, medical products and food industries.  With Congress out on recess, it seemed like a good time to catch up on … Continue reading

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FDA Funding – When the Audience Changes, the Message Must Change

On March 11, Dr. Margaret Hamburg presented testimony before the House Subcommittee on Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies regarding funding for the FDA.  Her remarks did a capable job of outlining what the FDA does and … Continue reading

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