Medical Device Manufacturers and Distributors in State Regulators’ Crosshairs

September 16, 2008

Recent activity in various states has put medical device manufacturers’ and distributors’ marketing activities squarely in the crosshairs of state regulators. The most recent activity has been from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts where the passage of Senate Bill 2863 imposes a variety of compliance requirements and reporting obligations on medical device manufacturers and distributors. Over the past ten years, state regulations have increasingly targeted the pharmaceutical industry with a number of states, including Minnesota, Vermont, West Virginia and Maine, passing compliance and reporting obligations that apply to the sales of prescription drugs. However, three of these states’ laws also apply to medical device manufacturers and distributors. These companies are encouraged to closely monitor compliance with these new state laws and regulations.

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