The Medical Device Safety Act 2019 H.R. 2669
The bill would amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to liability under State and local requirements respecting all Class III devices. Including, but not limited to Essure, nerve stimulators, hip implants, defibrillators, pacemakers, infusion pumps, surgical mesh, cochlear implants, and breast implants. This bill is identical to The Medical Device Safety Act of 2009 that Senator Ted Kennedy introduced after the 2008 Riegel vs. Medtronic ruling, which had 23 cosponsors. Kennedy immediately recognized that the Supreme Court's interpretation of the Medical Device Amendment was inappropriate. However, when Kennedy passed away, the bill never went to vote.
Read more about H.R. 2669 and sign the Petition here.
The Medical Device Guardians Act of 2019 H.R. 2915
We are asking for your support of The Medical Device Guardians Act H.R. 2915. This bill will REQUIRE physicians to file an adverse event report with the FDA when they see a patient that has or had an adverse event from a medical device.
Currently, this is NOT a requirement! Requiring this action will help to ensure that the FDA quickly flags devices that are causing injury or death.
Read more about H.R. 2915 and sign the Petition here.