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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
$5,133,422
$8,461,752
$309,283
$64,124,653
$74,375
$332,847
$1,575,778
$11,165,183
$91,187,793
$2,741,681
$6,955,108
$3,356,670
$2,443,687
$8,705,552
$85,613
$1,099,240
$485,909
$289,989
$222,314
$207,623
$3,948,657
$30,542,043
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$447,611$323,050
John BarrassoRWY$51,757$193,939
Max BaucusDMT$761,004$1,050,572
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$1,025,917$338,387
Mark BegichDAK$659,410$54,700
Michael F. BennetDCO$1,420,360$313,109
Bob BennettRUT$133,000$321,294
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$482,169$150,615
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$74,250$46,016
Barbara BoxerDCA$3,798,457$332,050
Sherrod BrownDOH$1,755,733$304,590
Sam BrownbackRKS$19,840$16,350
Jim BunningRKY$31,900$53,216
Richard BurrRNC$508,629$751,041
Roland BurrisDIL$2,000$500
Robert ByrdDWV$427,460$45,650
Maria CantwellDWA$1,604,262$280,771
Ben CardinDMD$1,283,281$308,999
Tom CarperDDE$335,351$489,430
Bob CaseyDPA$4,461,547$386,095
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$620,526$473,052
Tom CoburnROK$91,590$187,302
William Thad CochranRMS$222,614$135,550
Susan M. CollinsRME$492,884$401,899
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$640,681$425,188
Bob CorkerRTN$795,324$685,117
John CornynRTX$1,313,882$742,810
Mike CrapoRID$176,790$419,601
Jim DeMintRSC$360,913$261,486
Chris DoddDCT$719,676$623,175
Byron DorganDND$360,923$221,400
Dick DurbinDIL$2,181,782$316,735
John EnsignRNV$194,312$280,176
Mike EnziRWY$41,501$297,700
Russ FeingoldDWI$1,310,491$99,365
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$742,372$230,349
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$3,899,574$419,950
Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,424,600$220,951
Chuck GrassleyRIA$260,523$525,199
Judd GreggRNH$9,250$29,800
Kay R. HaganDNC$1,503,457$178,023
Tom HarkinDIA$676,237$301,890
Orrin G. HatchRUT$512,985$792,814
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$542,084$197,450
Jim InhofeROK$166,189$156,981
Dan InouyeDHI$371,660$78,500
Johnny IsaksonRGA$421,332$355,800
Mike JohannsRNE$157,449$245,200
Tim JohnsonDSD$396,286$204,700
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
Ted KennedyDMA$1,072,075$307,540
John F. KerryDMA$676,183$194,960
Amy KlobucharDMN$2,210,864$202,990
Herb KohlDWI$7,728$0
Jon KylRAZ$731,693$525,242
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$1,616,795$353,278
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$861,015$224,332
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$660,965$124,050
Carl LevinDMI$840,705$96,968
Joe LiebermanICT$1,246,052$1,009,090
Blanche LincolnDAR$786,031$525,119
Dick LugarRIN$276,165$169,050
Mel MartinezRFL$327,047$61,950
John McCainRAZ$266,606$177,125
Claire McCaskillDMO$5,964,933$162,139
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$869,183$1,097,735
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,975,485$527,293
Jeff MerkleyDOR$760,074$138,300
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$402,799$233,620
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$167,747$136,400
Patty MurrayDWA$1,475,474$434,526
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$567,856$600,837
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$3,154,551$383,935
Mark L. PryorDAR$805,001$218,850
John "Jack" ReedDRI$435,277$200,250
Harry ReidDNV$3,730,402$867,365
Jim RischRID$63,750$85,600
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$186,753$349,799
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$757,848$239,150
Bernie SandersIVT$374,985$4,725
Chuck SchumerDNY$2,043,361$501,490
Jeff SessionsRAL$358,580$174,650
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,817,492$121,417
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$351,200$248,650
Olympia J. SnoweRME$236,257$225,610
Arlen SpecterDPA$1,747,348$794,148
Debbie StabenowDMI$2,125,429$344,148
Jon TesterDMT$772,026$113,514
John ThuneRSD$248,418$345,078
Mark UdallDCO$1,461,189$336,583
Tom UdallDNM$1,003,059$158,880
David VitterRLA$460,293$310,091
George VoinovichROH$145,890$277,850
Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,762,775$584,198
Jim WebbDVA$981,637$88,211
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$1,275,186$182,698
Roger F. WickerRMS$446,623$319,010
Ron WydenDOR$567,763$454,262

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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$447,611$323,050
John BarrassoRWY$51,757$193,939
Max BaucusDMT$761,004$1,050,572
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$1,025,917$338,387
Mark BegichDAK$659,410$54,700
Michael F. BennetDCO$1,420,360$313,109
Bob BennettRUT$133,000$321,294
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$482,169$150,615
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$74,250$46,016
Barbara BoxerDCA$3,798,457$332,050
Sherrod BrownDOH$1,755,733$304,590
Sam BrownbackRKS$19,840$16,350
Jim BunningRKY$31,900$53,216
Richard BurrRNC$508,629$751,041
Roland BurrisDIL$2,000$500
Robert ByrdDWV$427,460$45,650
Maria CantwellDWA$1,604,262$280,771
Ben CardinDMD$1,283,281$308,999
Tom CarperDDE$335,351$489,430
Bob CaseyDPA$4,461,547$386,095
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$620,526$473,052
Tom CoburnROK$91,590$187,302
William Thad CochranRMS$222,614$135,550
Susan M. CollinsRME$492,884$401,899
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$640,681$425,188
Bob CorkerRTN$795,324$685,117
John CornynRTX$1,313,882$742,810
Mike CrapoRID$176,790$419,601
Jim DeMintRSC$360,913$261,486
Chris DoddDCT$719,676$623,175
Byron DorganDND$360,923$221,400
Dick DurbinDIL$2,181,782$316,735
John EnsignRNV$194,312$280,176
Mike EnziRWY$41,501$297,700
Russ FeingoldDWI$1,310,491$99,365
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$742,372$230,349
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$3,899,574$419,950
Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,424,600$220,951
Chuck GrassleyRIA$260,523$525,199
Judd GreggRNH$9,250$29,800
Kay R. HaganDNC$1,503,457$178,023
Tom HarkinDIA$676,237$301,890
Orrin G. HatchRUT$512,985$792,814
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$542,084$197,450
Jim InhofeROK$166,189$156,981
Dan InouyeDHI$371,660$78,500
Johnny IsaksonRGA$421,332$355,800
Mike JohannsRNE$157,449$245,200
Tim JohnsonDSD$396,286$204,700
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
Ted KennedyDMA$1,072,075$307,540
John F. KerryDMA$676,183$194,960
Amy KlobucharDMN$2,210,864$202,990
Herb KohlDWI$7,728$0
Jon KylRAZ$731,693$525,242
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$1,616,795$353,278
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$861,015$224,332
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$660,965$124,050
Carl LevinDMI$840,705$96,968
Joe LiebermanICT$1,246,052$1,009,090
Blanche LincolnDAR$786,031$525,119
Dick LugarRIN$276,165$169,050
Mel MartinezRFL$327,047$61,950
John McCainRAZ$266,606$177,125
Claire McCaskillDMO$5,964,933$162,139
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$869,183$1,097,735
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,975,485$527,293
Jeff MerkleyDOR$760,074$138,300
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$402,799$233,620
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$167,747$136,400
Patty MurrayDWA$1,475,474$434,526
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$567,856$600,837
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$3,154,551$383,935
Mark L. PryorDAR$805,001$218,850
John "Jack" ReedDRI$435,277$200,250
Harry ReidDNV$3,730,402$867,365
Jim RischRID$63,750$85,600
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$186,753$349,799
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$757,848$239,150
Bernie SandersIVT$374,985$4,725
Chuck SchumerDNY$2,043,361$501,490
Jeff SessionsRAL$358,580$174,650
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,817,492$121,417
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$351,200$248,650
Olympia J. SnoweRME$236,257$225,610
Arlen SpecterDPA$1,747,348$794,148
Debbie StabenowDMI$2,125,429$344,148
Jon TesterDMT$772,026$113,514
John ThuneRSD$248,418$345,078
Mark UdallDCO$1,461,189$336,583
Tom UdallDNM$1,003,059$158,880
David VitterRLA$460,293$310,091
George VoinovichROH$145,890$277,850
Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,762,775$584,198
Jim WebbDVA$981,637$88,211
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$1,275,186$182,698
Roger F. WickerRMS$446,623$319,010
Ron WydenDOR$567,763$454,262

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Attorneys & law firms$64,124,653
Women's issues$11,165,183
Trial lawyers & law firms$8,461,752
Democratic/Liberal$5,133,422
Health, Education & Human Resources$1,575,778
Health & welfare policy$332,847
Elderly issues/Social Security$309,283
Health professionals$74,375
Consumer groups$10,500

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Insurance companies, brokers & agents$8,705,552
Pharmaceutical manufacturing$6,955,108
Venture capital$3,948,657
Medical Devices & Supplies$3,356,670
Chemicals$2,741,681
Nursing homes$2,443,687
Pharmaceutical wholesale$1,099,240
Health care products$485,909
Manufacturing$289,989
Chambers of commerce$222,314
Military$207,623
Pro-business associations$85,613
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