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The last days of 2012: Patent cases and empty seats

There are only 70 or so days left in 2012, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot of critical activity still in play. Here are a couple of things to keep track of. November 6: Who will choose the…


Three things I don’t understand about the device tax

Some things in life are obvious, such as what Vice President Joe Biden is thinking. Other things? Not so much. Here are three things I don’t understand about the medical device tax. One: Why make it a tax on revenues?…


Congress enjoys a rare moment of harmony with passage of FDA user fee act

With all the acrimony between Democrats and Republicans in Congress these days, it was truly edifying to see lawmakers on both sides of the aisle agreeing on a piece of legislation – and in the healthcare sector no less –…


Obama, House propose cuts to healthcare as part of deficit reduction plans

President Barack Obama unveiled his deficit reduction plan last week, calling for a mix of spending reductions and tax hikes that the White House claims would cut federal deficits by $4 trillion over the next 12 years without gutting popular…