Support Builds for Medical Device Tax Repeal

A bipartisan group of lawmakers predicted Wednesday that the House could repeal ObamaCare’s tax on medical device sales by the end of March.

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IAMERS’ 2015 Members’ Reception at ECR

You’re invited to join us for the 2015 Members’ Reception at the ECR

Friday, 6 March 2015 • 7pm – 10:30pm
Palais Hansen Kempinski • Schottenring 24 • 1010 Vienna
No Charge for Members • €1000 pp for non-members

RSVP by Tuesday 24 February 2015
PLEASE RSVP TO: diana@iamers.org
Everyone must be pre-registered.

Members not pre-registered must pay €400 pp.

Some additional details:
Members can bring employees/family members/guests to the reception. Your dues category for 2015 determines how many you can bring.

1 – 15 employees = 2 people
16 – 99 employees = 4 people
100+ employees = 8 people

Please note:
Ex-members cannot come as guests
All must be pre-registered
Add’l attendees €300 (pre-registered)

FDA Expands Medical Device Surveillance Program

After five years, the FDA is transitioning its Mini-Sentinel program to a full-scale Sentinel System.  “We’re on our way to developing a nationwide rapid-response electronic active surveillance system, Sentinel System, for monitoring the safety of FDA-regulated drugs and other products,” wrote Janet Woodcock, MD, director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, in a recent blog post.

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Concussion legislation yields higher healthcare utilization, but not more imaging

State legislation has played a role in boosting overall healthcare utilization rates in children with concussions, though the laws have done little to change CT scan rates specifically, according to a study published online Dec. 22 in JAMA Pediatrics.

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