Medtech Year in Review: Device Tax, UDI, Budget Woes Top Concerns

Devices & Diagnostics Letter
Devicemakers faced myriad challenges in 2013, as new rules and practices went into effect under the Affordable Care Act, FDASIA and the Physician Payment Sunshine Act. FDA offered guidance on a number of issues, including IVDs for research use only, medical device development tools and priority reviews. Globally, the year saw a steady push toward enactment of new device regulations in the EU, clampdowns on industry bribes in China and Brazil, and strict clinical trial compensation rules in India, to name just a few key developments. Here are 10 issues that kept industry buzzing this year. Use this list to review your regulatory program and prepare a successful business strategy for 2014.

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