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Medical Device Tax Is Three Months Away—Are You Ready?

Medical Device Tax Is Three Months Away—Are You Ready?

 Mark Crawford

Even with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) providing up to 30 million or more Americans with health-insurance coverage (and first-time, affordable access to medical devices), the medical device industry is worried about the looming 2.3-percent medical device excise tax—also a result of the ACA. (more…)

Mobile Medical Applications Are a Challenge for the FDA

Mark Crawford

In July 2011 the FDA released its draft guidance on the use of mobile medical applications. This first effort is regarded by many as long overdue; it also only addresses a restricted segment of the applications market. The comment period ended October 21 (view the guidance at Draft Guidance for Industry and Food and Drug Administration Staff–Mobile Medical Applications). (more…)