Managing Editor, Policy & Regulation
Elizabeth leads a team of Medtech Insight reporters devoted to covering medical device and diagnostics regulation in the US and abroad. As a reporter, she focuses on FDA regulation, legislation, and legal issues. A graduate of the University of Maryland College Park, she worked for outlets including FDA News, DecisionHealth (formerly UCG) and the Washington Examiner before joining Medtech Insight in 2015. She lives in Arlington, VA, with her husband and children.
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The annual address also included discussion of legislation passed to improve the US supply of semiconductor chips, as well as new research body ARPA-H.
The ENT specialist reportedly purchased only 36 single-use sinus devices but performed at least 1,400 procedures. She could land up to 40 years in prison after being convicted on 20 counts including device adulteration, conspiracy, and fabricating medical records.
News We’re Watching – LivaNova And Medtronic Recalls; Approvals For Abbott And Guardant; Pediatric Device Grants
Recalls on a life-support device used during heart surgery and dialysis tubing were announced this week, as were approvals for a breast cancer companion diagnostic and two cardiac ablation catheters. Additionally, the US FDA has grants available for groups that assist in pediatric device development.
Products like laser pointers, gun sights and lasers used to align machinery fall under a new guidance document from the US FDA, which details the limits on how much radiation these products may emit.
This feature compiles news briefs on a range of US regulatory and legal happenings. This week: Medtronic seeks HeartWare batteries; companies sign health equity pledge; insulin dosing app cleared; recall on field decontamination kits; and the renewal of an FDA panel.
A recent webinar ranking last year’s best and worst legal verdicts said that product liability cases involving pelvic mesh and artificial lenses were the very worst.