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S. 540 - Medical Device Safety Act of 2009

Riegel v. Medtronic, Medical Device Amendments Act, Food and Drug Administration, Medical regulation, Pacemakers - Health. 111th Congress (2009-2010) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to liability under State and local requirements respecting devices. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been introduced. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Medical Device Safety Act of 2009

S. 540 — 111th Congress (2009–2010)

Keywords
Riegel v. Medtronic, Medical Device Amendments Act, Food and Drug Administration, Medical regulation, Pacemakers
Summary
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to liability under State and local requirements respecting devices. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act with respect to liability under State and local requirements respecting devices.
Other Titles
  • Medical Device Safety Act of 2009
Sponsor
Edward Kennedy
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Health
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Federal preemption
  • Health technology, devices, supplies
  • Product safety and quality
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced3/05/2009
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced3/05/2009
3/05/2009Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
8/04/2009Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Hearings held.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus

Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

199% more
$10,500
$5,121,726
$8,082,043
$309,283
$64,537,184
$77,975
$351,847
$1,817,602
$11,170,133
$91,478,293
$2,791,381
$6,949,048
$3,346,530
$2,403,837
$8,750,438
$85,613
$1,099,240
$485,909
$297,589
$222,314
$209,623
$3,930,549
$30,572,071
18 Organizations Supported and 32 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Medical Device Safety Act of 2009

18 organizations supported this bill

AARP
(n.d.). AFJ. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
Alliance for Justice
(n.d.). AFJ. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
American Association for Justice
(2009, April 22). AAJ Release. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
American Bar Association
(n.d.). AFJ. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
American Medical Women's Association
(n.d.). AFJ. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
Center for Justice & Democracy
(n.d.). AFJ. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
Center for Medical Consumers
(n.d.). AFJ. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
Consumer Federation of America
(n.d.). AFJ. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
Consumers Union
(n.d.). AFJ. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
Easter Seals
(n.d.). AFJ. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
Medical Device Safety Institute
(2009, May 8). MDSI Hearing Testimony. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
National Association of Consumer Advocates
(n.d.). AFJ. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
National Consumers League
(n.d.). AFJ. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
National Organization for Women
(n.d.). AFJ. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
OMB Watch
(n.d.). AFJ. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
Public Citizen
(n.d.). PC Action. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
U.S. PIRG
(n.d.). AFJ. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
USAction
(n.d.). AFJ. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .

32 organizations opposed this bill

3M
(2009, March 30). Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
Abbott Laboratories
(2009, March 30). Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
Advanced Medical Technology Association
(2009, March 5). AdvaMed Press Release. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
American Health Care Association
(2009, March 30). Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
American Insurance Association
(2009, March 30). Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
American Tort Reform Association
(2009, February 11). ATRA. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
ATS Medical
(2009, March 30). Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
B. Braun Medical
(2009, March 30). Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
Bayer
(2009, March 30). Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
Beckman Coulter
(2009, March 30). Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
Boston Scientific
(2009, March 30). Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
Business Roundtable
(2009, March 30). Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
C. R. Bard
(2009, March 30). Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
Cardinal Health
(2009, March 30). Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
Edwards Lifesciences
(2009, March 30). Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
Eli Lilly and Company
(2009, March 30). Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
GE Healthcare
(2009, March 30). Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
Hollister Inc.
(2009, March 30). Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
Hospira
(2009, March 30). Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
Johnson & Johnson
(2009, March 30). Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
Medical Device Manufacturers Association
(n.d.). MDMA Front Page. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
Medtronic
(2009, March 30). Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
National Association of Manufacturers
(2009, March 30). Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
National Venture Capital Association
National Venture Capital Association (2009, May 12). NVCA's Statement Regarding the Impact of the Medical Device Safety Act. Retrieved April 3, 2014, from NVCA.
Roche
(2009, March 30). Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
Smith and Nephew
(2009, March 30). Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
St. Jude Medical
(2009, March 30). Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
STERIS Corporation
(2009, March 30). Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
(2009, March 30). Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
Vietnam Veterans of America
(2009, March 30). Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
Welch Allyn Incorporated
(2009, March 30). Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .
Zimmer
(2009, March 30). Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved May 18, 2009, from .

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 111th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2010.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$219,400$40,800
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$449,111$320,750
John BarrassoRWY$51,757$193,939
Max BaucusDMT$771,404$1,040,072
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$1,029,367$335,887
Mark BegichDAK$660,097$53,700
Michael F. BennetDCO$1,439,534$312,609
Bob BennettRUT$150,400$321,294
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$481,669$150,615
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$74,250$46,016
Barbara BoxerDCA$3,799,707$329,850
Sherrod BrownDOH$1,756,533$300,290
Sam BrownbackRKS$19,840$16,350
Jim BunningRKY$31,900$53,216
Richard BurrRNC$516,929$751,541
Roland BurrisDIL$2,000$500
Robert ByrdDWV$427,460$45,650
Maria CantwellDWA$1,607,012$279,271
Ben CardinDMD$1,298,506$309,899
Tom CarperDDE$330,251$488,730
Bob CaseyDPA$4,457,797$394,995
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$638,476$472,052
Tom CoburnROK$91,590$187,302
William Thad CochranRMS$222,614$135,550
Susan M. CollinsRME$495,434$401,899
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$641,681$425,188
Bob CorkerRTN$811,624$682,867
John CornynRTX$1,314,132$741,610
Mike CrapoRID$176,790$419,601
Jim DeMintRSC$361,413$261,486
Chris DoddDCT$714,176$640,475
Byron DorganDND$355,823$220,400
Dick DurbinDIL$2,181,782$315,235
John EnsignRNV$193,812$280,176
Mike EnziRWY$41,501$297,700
Russ FeingoldDWI$1,316,267$98,365
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$741,872$232,349
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$3,899,274$419,450
Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,435,600$220,951
Chuck GrassleyRIA$262,523$522,699
Judd GreggRNH$9,250$29,800
Kay R. HaganDNC$1,502,594$178,023
Tom HarkinDIA$679,387$310,890
Orrin G. HatchRUT$521,735$793,314
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$541,084$195,350
Jim InhofeROK$166,189$156,981
Dan InouyeDHI$373,160$77,500
Johnny IsaksonRGA$442,732$355,800
Mike JohannsRNE$160,949$242,200
Tim JohnsonDSD$393,986$204,700
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
Ted KennedyDMA$1,077,275$309,440
John F. KerryDMA$681,183$202,996
Amy KlobucharDMN$2,213,114$224,240
Herb KohlDWI$7,728$0
Jon KylRAZ$758,543$545,142
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$1,615,995$354,378
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$852,365$228,632
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$660,065$124,050
Carl LevinDMI$843,705$94,668
Joe LiebermanICT$1,249,502$1,003,890
Blanche LincolnDAR$784,881$536,469
Dick LugarRIN$275,665$169,050
Mel MartinezRFL$328,347$64,050
John McCainRAZ$266,606$179,125
Claire McCaskillDMO$5,966,308$156,139
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$871,183$1,094,735
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,977,635$524,193
Jeff MerkleyDOR$759,961$138,300
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$403,299$233,620
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$167,747$136,400
Patty MurrayDWA$1,482,424$433,526
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$584,556$594,337
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$3,159,751$381,835
Mark L. PryorDAR$810,251$217,850
John "Jack" ReedDRI$437,027$200,250
Harry ReidDNV$3,758,202$871,165
Jim RischRID$63,750$85,300
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$188,253$348,799
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$757,848$239,450
Bernie SandersIVT$377,385$4,725
Chuck SchumerDNY$2,033,861$496,690
Jeff SessionsRAL$361,580$172,350
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,820,179$123,417
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$351,100$248,650
Olympia J. SnoweRME$237,257$216,510
Arlen SpecterDPA$1,742,300$793,948
Debbie StabenowDMI$2,130,229$342,898
Jon TesterDMT$771,276$113,764
John ThuneRSD$248,668$342,420
Mark UdallDCO$1,464,851$336,583
Tom UdallDNM$1,004,393$156,880
David VitterRLA$469,593$300,291
George VoinovichROH$146,890$271,150
Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,775,075$566,898
Jim WebbDVA$985,437$88,211
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$1,275,390$216,898
Roger F. WickerRMS$446,623$319,010
Ron WydenDOR$570,663$462,862

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$219,400$40,800
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$449,111$320,750
John BarrassoRWY$51,757$193,939
Max BaucusDMT$771,404$1,040,072
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$1,029,367$335,887
Mark BegichDAK$660,097$53,700
Michael F. BennetDCO$1,439,534$312,609
Bob BennettRUT$150,400$321,294
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$481,669$150,615
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$74,250$46,016
Barbara BoxerDCA$3,799,707$329,850
Sherrod BrownDOH$1,756,533$300,290
Sam BrownbackRKS$19,840$16,350
Jim BunningRKY$31,900$53,216
Richard BurrRNC$516,929$751,541
Roland BurrisDIL$2,000$500
Robert ByrdDWV$427,460$45,650
Maria CantwellDWA$1,607,012$279,271
Ben CardinDMD$1,298,506$309,899
Tom CarperDDE$330,251$488,730
Bob CaseyDPA$4,457,797$394,995
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$638,476$472,052
Tom CoburnROK$91,590$187,302
William Thad CochranRMS$222,614$135,550
Susan M. CollinsRME$495,434$401,899
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$641,681$425,188
Bob CorkerRTN$811,624$682,867
John CornynRTX$1,314,132$741,610
Mike CrapoRID$176,790$419,601
Jim DeMintRSC$361,413$261,486
Chris DoddDCT$714,176$640,475
Byron DorganDND$355,823$220,400
Dick DurbinDIL$2,181,782$315,235
John EnsignRNV$193,812$280,176
Mike EnziRWY$41,501$297,700
Russ FeingoldDWI$1,316,267$98,365
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$741,872$232,349
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$3,899,274$419,450
Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,435,600$220,951
Chuck GrassleyRIA$262,523$522,699
Judd GreggRNH$9,250$29,800
Kay R. HaganDNC$1,502,594$178,023
Tom HarkinDIA$679,387$310,890
Orrin G. HatchRUT$521,735$793,314
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$541,084$195,350
Jim InhofeROK$166,189$156,981
Dan InouyeDHI$373,160$77,500
Johnny IsaksonRGA$442,732$355,800
Mike JohannsRNE$160,949$242,200
Tim JohnsonDSD$393,986$204,700
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
Ted KennedyDMA$1,077,275$309,440
John F. KerryDMA$681,183$202,996
Amy KlobucharDMN$2,213,114$224,240
Herb KohlDWI$7,728$0
Jon KylRAZ$758,543$545,142
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$1,615,995$354,378
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$852,365$228,632
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$660,065$124,050
Carl LevinDMI$843,705$94,668
Joe LiebermanICT$1,249,502$1,003,890
Blanche LincolnDAR$784,881$536,469
Dick LugarRIN$275,665$169,050
Mel MartinezRFL$328,347$64,050
John McCainRAZ$266,606$179,125
Claire McCaskillDMO$5,966,308$156,139
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$871,183$1,094,735
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,977,635$524,193
Jeff MerkleyDOR$759,961$138,300
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$403,299$233,620
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$167,747$136,400
Patty MurrayDWA$1,482,424$433,526
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$584,556$594,337
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$3,159,751$381,835
Mark L. PryorDAR$810,251$217,850
John "Jack" ReedDRI$437,027$200,250
Harry ReidDNV$3,758,202$871,165
Jim RischRID$63,750$85,300
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$188,253$348,799
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$757,848$239,450
Bernie SandersIVT$377,385$4,725
Chuck SchumerDNY$2,033,861$496,690
Jeff SessionsRAL$361,580$172,350
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,820,179$123,417
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$351,100$248,650
Olympia J. SnoweRME$237,257$216,510
Arlen SpecterDPA$1,742,300$793,948
Debbie StabenowDMI$2,130,229$342,898
Jon TesterDMT$771,276$113,764
John ThuneRSD$248,668$342,420
Mark UdallDCO$1,464,851$336,583
Tom UdallDNM$1,004,393$156,880
David VitterRLA$469,593$300,291
George VoinovichROH$146,890$271,150
Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,775,075$566,898
Jim WebbDVA$985,437$88,211
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$1,275,390$216,898
Roger F. WickerRMS$446,623$319,010
Ron WydenDOR$570,663$462,862

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Attorneys & law firms$64,537,184
Women's issues$11,170,133
Trial lawyers & law firms$8,082,043
Democratic/Liberal$5,121,726
Health, Education & Human Resources$1,817,602
Health & welfare policy$351,847
Elderly issues/Social Security$309,283
Health professionals$77,975
Consumer groups$10,500

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Insurance companies, brokers & agents$8,750,438
Pharmaceutical manufacturing$6,949,048
Venture capital$3,930,549
Medical Devices & Supplies$3,346,530
Chemicals$2,791,381
Nursing homes$2,403,837
Pharmaceutical wholesale$1,099,240
Health care products$485,909
Manufacturing$297,589
Chambers of commerce$222,314
Military$209,623
Pro-business associations$85,613
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