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Today's Issue of Medical Device Daily

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Today's Headlines

Saying goodbye to Steve Ubl: In AdvaMed swansong, Ubl says time to 'close the deal on device tax repeal'

SAN DIEGO – Steve Ubl is changing gears somewhat in his career as an association executive, but he hinted at some wistfulness in his last appearance at the AdvaMed annual meeting. Ubl said his departure "is bittersweet," adding, "after 16 years, I feel like I've grown up with the device industry." Nonetheless, he said the big targets for the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed; Washington) will be the same going forward, stating, "it's time to finish the job and close the deal on device tax repeal."

Sacked: FDA and CMS taking hits

There are times when we in the private sector think you have to be crazy to want to work at FDA or CMS, but the true unemployment rate is still in excess of 10%. Who in their right mind is going to turn down a steady paycheck in this economy? (MDD Perspectives)

A victim of their own success?: Growth of Chinese device industry testing the limits of regulators

Shanghai — The speed of growth of the medical device industry in China is stretching regulators to the limit. China is one of the most promising markets for medical devices. In the past few years, a raft of local companies has emerged to compete with the large pool of multinationals that currently have the majority of market share.

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