Device Industry Amps Up Efforts To Repeal Device Tax In Lame Duck Session
This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
Industry groups flew in more than 50 CEOs to visit Capitol Hill, launched an ad campaign and released an impact report last week as part of a stepped-up effort to get Congress to repeal the impending medical device tax before it goes into effect Jan. 1.
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