Managing Editor, Policy & Regulation
Elizabeth leads a team of Medtech Insight reporters devoted to covering medical device and diagnostics regulation in the US and abroad. As a reporter, she focuses on FDA regulation, legislation, and legal issues. A graduate of the University of Maryland College Park, she worked for outlets including FDA News, DecisionHealth (formerly UCG) and the Washington Examiner before joining Medtech Insight in 2015. She lives in Arlington, VA, with her husband and children.
Latest From Elizabeth Orr
Products like laser pointers, gun sights and lasers used to align machinery fall under a new guidance document from the US FDA, which details the limits on how much radiation these products may emit.
This feature compiles news briefs on a range of US regulatory and legal happenings. This week: Medtronic seeks HeartWare batteries; companies sign health equity pledge; insulin dosing app cleared; recall on field decontamination kits; and the renewal of an FDA panel.
A recent webinar ranking last year’s best and worst legal verdicts said that product liability cases involving pelvic mesh and artificial lenses were the very worst.
DePuy Synthes reportedly provided a Massachusetts surgeon with more than $100,000 in free implants and tools.
This new Medtech Insight feature compiles news briefs on a range of US regulatory and legal happenings. This week: Congressional criticism of ClinicalTrials.gov, new radiation device performance standards, clearance of a new sepsis test and two new device classifications.
In a recent webinar about the agency’s current regulatory and legislative priorities, FDA Deputy Commissioner Andi Fristedt called the way diagnostics are now regulated “untenable.”