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Mark E. Brager
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February 10, 2017

AdvaMed Congratulates Rep. Tom Price on Confirmation as New HHS Secretary

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) issued the following statement from President and CEO Scott Whitaker after Senate confirmation of Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) as the new Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS):

“AdvaMed congratulates Secretary Price on his confirmation as the new head of HHS.

“His background as an orthopedic surgeon and his leadership on health care issues in Congress makes him uniquely qualified to lead this important agency, which plays such a crucial role in protecting the health and lives of the American people.

“He understands the important role medical technology plays in improving patient outcomes – allowing them to live longer, more productive lives – and in adding value to health care systems.

“We look forward to working with him and the Department in promoting policies that improve the efficiency and predictability at FDA and CMS so that American patients can better benefit from the life-changing medical innovations our industry provides.”