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Hearings on the Medical Device Safety Act of 2009

Reps. Waxman and Pallone introduced legislation in March, with a parallel effort by Sens. Kennedy and Leahy, to moot the Supreme Court’s decision in Reigel v. Medtronic and reinstate (har) state tort liability for PMA-approved medical devices.

This week, they held a hearing on the bill — H.R. 1346, the Medical Device Safety Act of 2009. 

The witnesses were (click for their statements):

There is also video of the hearings available.

Opening Statements:

Panel Testimony:

Panel Questions:

More to come when I get a chance to dig in…

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