Device Cos. Take Aim At Tax While Guarding FDA User Fees

Law360, New York (October 1, 2012, 3:44 PM EDT) -- Heading into Congress' lame-duck session, the medical device industry is preparing to push lawmakers to repeal a $30 billion excise tax and protect the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's user fees, the main industry group said Monday.

The Advanced Medical Technology Association will be “laser-focused” on repealing the tax, part of the Affordable Care Act, AdvaMed's CEO Stephen Ubl said during the organization's annual conference. Ubl said the group hopes to include its repeal in a broader legislation package expected by the end of the year,...
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