AdvaMed Issues MedTech Compliance Guidance For COVID-19 Response

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Advanced Medical Technology Association (AdvaMed) today announced availability of a newly created “Code of Ethics Compliance Guidance Related to the COVID-19 Response.”

“This guidance seeks to help AdvaMed members and other medical technology companies develop and implement processes that both support rapid decision-making in the context of the pandemic and mitigate any related compliance risks,” said Christopher L. White, AdvaMed COVID action team leader, chief operating officer and general counsel.Continue reading

House Members Ask CMS to Expand Home Infusion Services

On April 13, 2020, U.S. Representatives Eliot L. Engel (NY-16) and Fred Upton (MI-06), top Members of the Energy and Commerce Committee, led a bipartisan group of 181 House Members, including Arizona Representatives Andy Biggs, Ruben Gallego, Raul Grijalva, and Tom O’Halleran,  in urging the Trump Administration to temporarily allow seniors to receive lifesaving drug infusions in their homes to prevent unnecessary trips to hospitals, which could potentially expose them to COVID-19.
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Follow The Pill

Today, much of the public debate surrounding the cost of biopharmaceuticals is focused on the list price of an individual drug or treatment regimen. However, the list price is not what a manufacturer generally makes on the drug, and it typically has little to do with what a patient has to pay for his or her medicine. To help put this debate into context, here is a new educational video that helps explain how prescription drug costs are really determined and where the pharmaceutical dollar actually goes.Continue reading

Speaking Up for Science and the Need to Protect Our Herd Immunity

A unified coalition of health care professionals and community advocates from throughout Arizona are  speaking up to strongly oppose two  sets of vaccine related bills currently under consideration in the Arizona Legislature.   (HB 2470, 2471, 2472 and SB1114, 1115, 1116).

Vaccination is one of the cornerstones of preventing disease and improving the health of our society. 

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