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Press Release | October 17, 2019

The Institute for Supply Management’s recently released September purchasing managers’ index – a key gauge of U.S. manufacturing strength – fell to its lowest reading in more than 10 years. The ISM index came in at 47.8% in September, the lowest since June 2009, and the second consecutive month of contraction.

Press Release | October 17, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Scott Whitaker, president and CEO of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), today sent a letter to U.S. President Donald J. Trump seeking his help as the association works with Congress to “eliminate once and for all” the medical device excise tax before it comes back into effect January 1, 2020.

Press Release | October 14, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC. – The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) today announced the launch of its Center for Digital Health, a new advocacy platform designed to advance digital health and the contributions of the medical technology industry to data-driven health care.

Press Release | October 9, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Scott Whitaker, president and CEO of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), issued the following statement on the Department of Health and Human Services’ issuance of a proposed rule adding new safe harbors and modernizing existing safe harbors in the federal Anti-Kickback Statute (AKS), and on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ (CMS’s) issuance of a proposed rule modernizing the Stark Law, to support value-based health care:

Press Release | October 3, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Scott Whitaker, President and CEO of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), released the following statement on today’s Executive Order on Protecting and Improving Medicare For Our Nation’s Seniors:

Press Release | October 3, 2019

A recent report from the Tax Foundation shows an improving tax environment for U.S businesses and individuals, as the nation's "tax competitiveness" ranking rose to 21st place among developed countries in 2018 vs. 28th place in 2017. 

Press Release | September 26, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Scott Whitaker, president and CEO of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) issued the following statement on BD’s announcement today that Vincent A. Forlenza, BD chairman and CEO, will retire as CEO in January 2020:

Press Release | September 25, 2019

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Christopher White, Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel of the Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed), issued the following statement on yesterday’s announcement that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has sent letters to seven legal practitioners and lead generators expressing concerns that some television advertisements that solicit clients for personal injury lawsuits against drug manufacturers may be deceptive or unfair under the FTC Act:

Press Release | September 25, 2019

BOSTON, MASS. September 25, 2019 – The MedTech Conference closes its 13th annual meeting today with a record-breaking attendance of 3,320 visitors from throughout the medical device and diagnostics industry. Held at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, more than 1,410 companies and leaders in the medical technology industry hailing from 39 countries came to town for the three-day event. 

Press Release | September 24, 2019

BOSTON, MASS. September 23, 2019MedTech Innovator, the premier nonprofit startup accelerator in the medical technology industry, and AdvaMed Accel, the leading advocacy association for emerging medtech firms, today announced that Starling Surgical has been awarded the 2019 Virginia Shimer Rybski Memorial Award and MedTech Innovator Execution Award.

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