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Philips Plans Split Into 2 Companies

Philips Healthcare parent Royal Philips plans to combine its healthcare and consumer lifestyle activities into a new company called HealthTech. As part of the strategic reorganization, Royal Philips’ lighting business will also become its own company.

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MITA, AdvaMed and MDMA support continued bipartisan efforts to repeal the device tax

The Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) and the Medical Device Manufacturers Association (MDMA) today announced their collective support for the continued bipartisan efforts to repeal the 2.3 percent medical device excise tax. Yesterday, the House passed the Jobs for America Act (H.R. 4) with a vote of 226 to 191, which includes repeal of the device tax.

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House passes bill to repeal, refund medical device tax

On September 19th, the House voted 253-163 to approve the “Jobs for America Act,” a package of bills that had already individually passed the lower chamber. The package includes a measure that would roll back the 2.3% excise tax on U.S. sales of medical devices and issue a retroactive refund to companies for payments made on the tax since it went into effect last year. The U.S. House of Representatives voted to repeal and refund the medical device tax and promptly went into recess until after the mid-term elections in November.

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