Keyword: House of Representatives
The House voted to repeal the 2.3% excise tax on medical devices that industry has railed against for years, following a series of postponements.
Republicans plan to return to the topic and could push legislation through under rules that would only require them to get a majority.
Medical device manufacturers are now due to start paying the tax in 2020 unless they succeed in getting it scrapped for good.
Pat Shrader, Medtronic’s VP for global regulatory affairs, urged Congress to “improve” the inspection of medical device manufacturing facilities.
The House of Representatives has voted overwhelmingly to pass the 21st Century Cures Act, a contentious piece of legislation with implications for FDA.