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AdvaMed Available for Comment on Medical Device Safety Act
Date:3/5/2009

WASHINGTON, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Stephen J. Ubl, president and CEO of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), is available today to discuss the Medical Device Safety Act to be introduced today in Congress.

If the Act were to become law, it would:

  • Chill innovation and limit patient access to cutting-edge, life-enhancing therapies; and
  • Dramatically alter the regulatory environment for certain medical devices, by creating new avenues for litigation.

To arrange an interview with Steve Ubl, please contact: Wanda Moebius at 202-434-7240.

AdvaMed member companies produce the medical devices, diagnostic products and health information systems that are transforming health care through earlier disease detection, less invasive procedures and more effective treatments. Our members produce nearly 90 percent of the health care technology purchased annually in the United States and more than 50 percent purchased annually around the world. AdvaMed members range from the largest to the smallest medical technology innovators and companies. For more information, visit www.advamed.org.

    CONTACT: Wanda Moebius
    wmoebius@advamed.org
    202-434-7240


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