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Sue Darcey

Senior Reporter

Washington, D.C.
Sue Darcey is a senior reporter covering the medical device and diagnostics industry. Her current fields of expertise and interest include monitoring medical device post market performance and safety, development of new genomic and laboratory developed tests, the influence of industry lobbying and campaign contributions over Senators’ and Representatives’ voting practices and lawmaking on devices, and FDA approvals of diagnostics for emerging diseases, including tests for Ebola and Zika viruses. A Washington, D.C.-based trade journalist with over 30 years’ experience covering Capitol Hill and regulatory agencies including FDA, CMS and the Environmental Protection Agency, Sue is constantly on the look-out for any problems or safety issues connected to device use, ways that firms resolve those issues, and any new regulations that arise from the challenges. 

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In Vitro Diagnostic Industry’s Political Playbook Rewritten As Firms Lobby On COVID-19 Legislation

Test kit and lab firms spent tens of thousands of dollars in the first quarter of 2020 lobbying legislators to win provisions in coronavirus protection laws to ensure COVID-19 diagnostics would be a top US legislative priority.

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Senate Bills Would Require More COVID-19 PPE, US Manufacturing Capacity, Use Of Analytical Imaging

Legislators at a 23 June Senate health panel hearing exploring prevention of future pandemics similar to COVID-19 discussed legislation they have recently introduced to resolve the current viral crisis.

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Senators Push Back On Global Digital Taxes, While US Pulls Out Of OECD Technology Tax Talks

Two US senators said last week that Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) member countries should drop plans to impose digital taxes on US businesses – a scheme that would impact firms that make digital health devices, including Apple, Siemens, Johnson & Johnson and IBM.

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