Tag Archives: Capitol Hill

Life science confidential? Not lately

We all know there’s no such thing as a free lunch, but what’s not always clear is the cost. The U.S. federal government in two of its incarnations recently put those in the life science industries on alert that the…


The problem in Washington: Is it really Capitol Hill?

The latest news about the Internal Revenue Service does nothing to comfort those who have to routinely interact with the agency, but it does seem to tie in with other behaviors by the Obama administration, regardless of whether anyone at…


Election 2012: Is Jeff Shuren’s job on the line?

Jeff Shuren, MD, has brought a lot of changes to FDA’s Center for Devices and Radiological Health, but there are those who think Shuren has not gone far enough while others think he’s gone too far. None of this would…


All Aboard: Medical Device Daily’s Wayback Machine is Here

I remember reruns of a cartoon about a character named Tooter Turtle, who was always appealing to Mr. Wizard to send him back in time for some form of jollies or other, and when the whole thing went south, Tooter…


Doc fix awaiting another patch

Now that the U.S. House of Representatives has voted down a higher debt ceiling for the U.S. government, Congress can go back the drawing board on deciding how many Medicare spending cuts the voters and stakeholders can stomach, but as…