Joint replacements are the #1 expenditure of Medicare. The process of approving these medical devices is flawed according to the Institute of Medicine. It is time for patients' voices to be heard as stakeholders and for public support for increased medical device industry accountability and heightened protections for patients. Post-market registry. Product warranty. Patient/consumer stakeholder equity. Rescind industry pre-emptions/entitlements. All clinical trials must report all data.
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Friday, October 25, 2013

Toxic medical device cartel penetrates government at the highest levels.

 May 13, 2013 by Brian Johnson

AdvaMed's government affairs guru J.C. Scott has been named a "top lobbyist" by CEO Update, a publication that covers the trade association industry.
Scott received praised by the publication for his work on efforts to repeal the medical device tax,. He was one of only two healthcare related lobbyists on the list.
"[Scott] built bipartisan support for repealing the medical device tax, resulting in a nonbinding 79-20 Senate vote,"the publication wrote. "Helped lead Hill efforts to reauthorize user fees, and then to allow FDA to spend the full amount collected."
AdvaMed hired Scott away from the American Council of Life Insurers 2 years ago. He is a Capitol Hill veteran, having cut his teeth on the Hill as deputy director for policy at the House Republican Conference and in a number of capacities for Rep. Deborah Pryce (R-Ohio) before spending seven years at ACLI.
His predecessor, Brett Loper, left Advamed in early 2011 to become the policy director for House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio).

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