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Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Regulations

VA looks to launch largest US medical implant registry

June 11, 2018

Via: Mass Device

The US Department of Veterans Affairs is looking to launch the largest medical device implant tracking registry in the US with collaborative help from the FDA, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services and the Department of Defense, according to […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

Schumer calls for crude oil safety standards for oil trains

June 7, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Sen. Charles Schumer wants federal regulators to quickly finalize a rule establishing volatility standards for crude oil shipped by rail. Schumer says federal data show shipments of Bakken crude across New York state to Northeast refineries […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

House OKs bill to relax rules for shallow gas, oil drilling

June 6, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Republican bill to relax regulations on the shallow oil and gas drilling that has gone on in Pennsylvania for more than a century passed the state House Tuesday despite firm opposition from Democratic Gov. Tom […]


Regulations

TSMC head warns of industry risks from U.S., China trade spat

June 5, 2018

Via: Reuters

Protracted trade tensions between Washington and Beijing could hit China’s semiconductor industry and companies across the electronics supply chain, Morris Chang, who founded Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd (TSMC), said at the company’s annual shareholders’ meeting. “If the U.S. and […]


Regulations

What Manufacturing Associations are Saying About the Tariffs

June 4, 2018

Via: Industry Week

As of June 1, the tariffs on steel ( 25%) and the tariffs on aluminum (10%) became effective. Manufacturing associations reacted swiftly and strongly letting the administration know how this would affect their respective markets. Reaction ranged from warning that […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Regulations

Trump tariffs leave medical device companies in the dark

May 31, 2018

Via: Mass Device

U.S. medical device industry representatives, for now, appear to be taking a wait and see approach as President Donald Trump’s administration wrangles over trade policy and threatens tariffs against China. The status of China tariffs on medical devices is unknown […]


Industry Focus Areas, Medical, Regulations

FDA takes cautious approach to new regulations for OEM and third-party device servicers

May 29, 2018

Via: Mass Device

The US Food and Drug Administration has cited insufficient evidence regarding public health concerns to warrant new regulatory requirements for original equipment manufacturers (OEM) and third-party servicers of medical devices, but will take less formal steps to ensure safety and […]


Industry Focus Areas, Motorized Vehicle, Regulations

Tesla settles class action lawsuit over ‘dangerous’ Autopilot system

May 25, 2018

Via: Reuters

No further details of the agreement, announced in a filing in San Jose federal court late Thursday, were available. The deal still has to be approved by U.S. District Judge Beth Labson Freeman. Tesla and Steve Berman, a lawyer for […]


Regulations

Trump Hits Allies with Tariff Threat to Global Car Industry

May 24, 2018

Via: Industry Week

President Donald Trump’s push for tariffs on imported cars and trucks aggravates trade tensions with American’s closest allies and threatens a shake-up of the global auto industry. The statement late Wednesday that the U.S. is investigating auto imports on national […]


Energy, Industry Focus Areas, Regulations

Court vacates key federal permit for Atlantic Coast Pipeline

May 16, 2018

Via: Penn Energy

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appellate court vacated a key permit granted to the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, saying Tuesday that the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service provided no specific limits for the allowable impact on threatened and endangered species. […]