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This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet
House Majority leader floats device tax repeal as fiscal cliff issue. The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force issued draft recommendations with middling support for hepatitis C screening in the general baby-boomer population. More news.
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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.
Strict conflict-of-interest restrictions will make it very challenging to get people confirmed to serve on the Independent Payment Advisory Board, established under health reform, according to a top advisor to Mitt Romney. IPAB was a contentious issue in last week’s presidential debate.