S.540 - Medical Device Safety Act of 2009

A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to liability under State and local requirements respecting devices. view all titles (2)

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  • Official: A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to liability under State and local requirements respecting devices. as introduced.
  • Short: Medical Device Safety Act of 2009 as introduced.

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Official Summary

Medical Device Safety Act of 2009 - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prohibit specified provisions preempting state and local requirements for medical devices intended for human use from being construed to modify or otherwise affect any action for damages or the liability

Official Summary

Medical Device Safety Act of 2009 - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to prohibit specified provisions preempting state and local requirements for medical devices intended for human use from being construed to modify or otherwise affect any action for damages or the liability of any person under state law. Makes this Act effective as if it were included in the Medical Device Amendments of 1976 and applicable to any civil action pending or filed on or after the date of enactment of this Act.

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Organizations Supporting S.540

  • American Association of Retired Persons
  • Medical Device Safety Institute
  • National Association of Consumer Advocates
  • National Organization for Women
  • New York Times
  • U.S. Public Interest Research Groups
  • ...and 14 more. See all.

Organizations Opposing S.540

  • Beckman Coulter
  • Boston Scientific Corporation
  • Medtronic, Inc.
  • National Association of Manufacturers
  • Roche Diagnostics
  • Smith and Nephew
  • ...and 26 more. See all.




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