Bipartisan action on July 14, 2015 by the U.S. House Agriculture Committee advances the Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act (H.R. 1599).Continue reading
In a 344 to 77 vote, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R.6: The 21st Century Cures Act on the morning of July 10, 2015. Continue reading
21st Century Cures passes unanimously out of the House Energy and Commerce Committee.
“AZBio congratulates Members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and all of the representatives of industry, patients, and our key federal agency partners on a truly collaborative effort to progress H.R. 6 – The 21st Century Cures Act.” Joan Koerber-Walker, President & CEO, Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio) and Chair, AdvaMed State Medical Technology Alliance Continue reading
America’s medical technology industry creates life-saving and life-enhancing treatments and cures that drive efficiencies and cost savings in the health care system, improve the quality of patient care, and generate high-quality jobs that contribute to economic growth. But today, the innovation ecosystem that supports medical technology development is severely stressed. The U.S. has historically been the world leader in medical technology, but our leadership is eroding. To respond to these challenges, AdvaMed has proposed a new Innovation Agenda.
While AZBio and its members recognize that the State of Arizona and the legislature must work diligently to balance the State Budget – which includes implementation of SB1475 and a 5% rate cut to providers of healthcare services – the end result may ultimately increase the state’s healthcare spend rather than reduce it.Continue reading
The success of the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act in the biotech industry means that the work of the Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government Sponsored Enterprises has taken on increased importance for emerging biotech companies. Current bills being considered could help to further support the search for breakthrough treatments at the next generation of emerging growth biotech companies.Continue reading
Representative Eric Meyer serves as House Minority Leader in the Arizona House of Representatives.
In the wee hours of Saturday morning, the Arizona Legislature approved a new budget. The Governor lauded it as fiscally responsible, but is it strategically wise as we look at what it means to Arizona today and in the future? Continue reading
If we want to be globally competitive, we need to commit to the resources it takes to compete. As Arizonans, now is our opportunity to let our elected leaders know how important we believe this is for our state today and tomorrow.Continue reading