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Elizabeth Orr

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Elizabeth Orr is managing editor of US regulatory and policy for Medtech Insight, which she joined in 2015 as a reporter focused on legal issues. She remains fascinated by the ever-changing master class on technology, government regulations, advances in health care and more that is covering the device industry. Elizabeth’s past employers include FDANews; DecisionHealth (formerly UCG); the Society of Interventional Radiology; and the Washington Examiner. A graduate of the College of Journalism at the University of Maryland College Park, she lives in Arlington, Va., with her husband and children.

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With Roe v. Wade In Rearview, What’s Next For Women’s Health?

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For Second Time This Month, Medtronic Announces Class I FDA Recall Related To HeartWare System Component

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FDA Plans Meeting On Pulse Oximeter Accuracy

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Class I Recall On Draeger Breathing System Filters

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Morcellation Containment System Guidance Stresses Leak Detection, Prevention

A new US FDA draft guidance explains what the agency wants to see in submissions for the devices, which are used to contain potentially cancerous tissue during laparoscopic surgery. Strength, permeability and leakage testing are all key considerations.

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Senate HELP Committee Passes User Fee Package

US FDA user fees took another step toward renewal Tuesday as the Senate’s Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) voted to support the bill along with other health-related issues.

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