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AdvaMed Encourages Administration to Prioritize Transport of Medical Supplies

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, President and CEO of AdvaMed Scott Whitaker sent a letter to President Biden on behalf of the medical technology industry asking “the Administration to make the transport of medical supplies and equipment a top priority as you and your teams think through solutions to the ongoing transport and logistics crisis.”

Whitaker noted that “multiple industries are affected by these disruptions,” but that “the implications for the healthcare system and patient care are imperative as we head into the fall, which brings with it flu season and uncertainty surrounding Covid-19 variants in unvaccinated populations.”

In the letter, AdvaMed thanked the Administration for “working so hard in coordination with [the medtech] industry to ensure that patients have the care they need throughout these challenging times, and to expedite the deployment of vaccines across the country. In particular, we’ve appreciated the dedicated work of your COVID-19 response team, which has been working tirelessly to address supply chain bottlenecks and disruptions in order to facilitate our industry’s efforts to tackle the pandemic.”

Click here to read the letter.

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 AdvaMed member companies produce the medical devices, diagnostic products and health information systems that are transforming health care through earlier disease detection, less invasive procedures and more effective treatments. AdvaMed members range from the largest to the smallest medical technology innovators and companies. For more information, visit www.advamed.org.