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Press Release | December 19, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – AdvaMed President and CEO Scott Whitaker today released the following statement on Senate passage of full repeal of the medical device excise tax: “On behalf of the entire medtech industry and the patients we serve, we thank the... Read More
Press Release | December 17, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) issued the following statement from President and CEO Scott Whitaker on the U.S. House of Representatives’ vote to repeal the medical device excise tax:   “The House vote to... Read More
Press Release | December 16, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – AdvaMed President and CEO Scott Whitaker released the following statement on the announcement by congressional leadership of a funding agreement that includes full repeal of the medical device excise tax. The agreement is expected... Read More
Press Release | December 13, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In an op-ed published today in Morning Consult, AdvaMed President and CEO Scott Whitaker urges Congress to act before the medical device excise tax comes back into effect Jan. 1. Whitaker points out that “bipartisan congressional... Read More
Press Release | December 12, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) issued the following statement today from President and CEO Scott Whitaker regarding the U.S. Senate’s confirmation of Dr. Stephen Hahn to serve as the new FDA Commissioner: “... Read More
Press Release | December 12, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – In today’s Wall Street Journal, the editorial board wrote that Congress “should stop a return of the destructive” medical device excise tax scheduled to go into effect on Jan. 1. The editorial states that “Companies pay the tax on... Read More
Press Release | December 11, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than half of medical device company employees expect reinstatement of the medical device excise tax in 2020 to lead both to job losses and cuts to research and development programs, according to a new survey by a top industry... Read More
Press Release | December 10, 2019
Washington, D.C. – The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) today issued the following statement from President and CEO Scott Whitaker on the newly upgraded United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA): “The USMCA represents a... Read More
Press Release | December 10, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Medical Alley Association yesterday released a survey of its membership demonstrating that if the medical device tax is reinstated on Jan. 1, 2020, 83 percent of medtech companies will decrease R&D spending, 67 percent... Read More
Press Release | December 9, 2019
WASHINGTON, D.C. – More than 1,000 medical technology companies started after the device tax was last in effect (from 2013-15) will pay the excise tax for the first time in January if Congress fails to repeal or delay the tax, according to an ... Read More

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