Bill To Lift Medical Device Preemption Introduced, Given ‘Low’ Chance Of Passing

(June 24, 2016, 12:41 PM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — Triggered by injuries allegedly caused by the Essure sterilization device, two House members on June 8 introduced a bill that would amend the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act to state that the federal law cannot preempt state law claims involving medical devices (“House Resolution 5403,” U.S. Congress, June 8, 2016).

The bill was introduced by Reps. Michael C. Fitzpatrick, R. Pa., and Louise Slaughter, D. N.Y., and is called Ariel Grace’s Law. It would amend Section 521 of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic...
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