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Sue Darcey

Senior Reporter

Washington, D.C.
Sue Darcey is a senior reporter covering the medical device and diagnostics industry. Her current fields of expertise and interest include monitoring medical device post market performance and safety, development of new genomic and laboratory developed tests, the influence of industry lobbying and campaign contributions over Senators’ and Representatives’ voting practices and lawmaking on devices, and FDA approvals of diagnostics for emerging diseases, including tests for Ebola and Zika viruses. A Washington, D.C.-based trade journalist with over 30 years’ experience covering Capitol Hill and regulatory agencies including FDA, CMS and the Environmental Protection Agency, Sue is constantly on the look-out for any problems or safety issues connected to device use, ways that firms resolve those issues, and any new regulations that arise from the challenges. 

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