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Forum Post: Tea Party letter demanding repeal of medical device tax written by medical device lobbyist

Posted 4 years ago on Sept. 29, 2013, 5:18 p.m. EST by GirlFriday (17435)
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Led by AdvaMed, a medical device trade organization, industry lobbyists have pushed hard to ensure that their clients don’t contribute to the Act’s financial viability.

Fang claims that metadata embedded in a letter ostensibly written by 75 Tea Party Republicans to House Speaker John Boehner reveals that it was, in fact, the work of an AdvaMed government affairs officer by the name of Ryan Strandlund.

...But it is suspicious that this letter was penned by one member of AdvaMed’s lobbying team, and would have been received by Speaker Boehner’s deputy chief of staff, Brett Loper

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This is what I am talking about. I see no reason why these specific people should not become world famous.



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[-] 1 points by factsrfun (8474) from Phoenix, AZ 4 years ago

Lobbyist writing legislation should be illegal.

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 4 years ago

I agree.

[-] 0 points by factsrfun (8474) from Phoenix, AZ 4 years ago

Tweaked it a little,

"Lobbyist writing Laws should be Illegal!"

(now where's that bumper sticker machine, must of left it laying around here somewhere... )


[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (17435) 4 years ago

Well here is AdvaMed's senior staff team:

David C. Dvorak, President and CEO, Zimmer Holdings, Inc., Chairman of the Board, AdvaMed

Stephen J. Ubl, President & Chief Executive Officer

David H. Nexon, Senior Executive Vice President

JC Scott
, Senior Executive Vice President, Government Affairs

Kenneth Mendez, Senior Executive Vice President & Chief Administrative Officer

Janet Trunzo, Senior Executive Vice President, Technology & Regulatory Affairs

Andrew Fish, Executive Director, AdvaMed Diagnostics; Senior Executive Vice President

Christopher L. White, Executive Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary

Ann-Marie Lynch, Executive Vice President, Payment & Health Care Delivery Policy

Ralph F. Ives, Executive Vice President, Global Strategy & Analysis

Jason Rupp, Vice President, Business Development


And the Board of Directors: David Dvorak AdvaMed Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer Zimmer, Inc.

Debra Rectenwald President & General Manager 3M Infection Prevention Division, Health Care Business

Brian Blaser Executive Vice President Abbott Diagnostics

Michael Minogue Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer ABIOMED, Inc.

Kevin Buehler Division Head Alcon Laboratories, Inc.

Camille Farhat President AMS, an Endo Health Solution

Joseph DeVivo President and Chief Executive Officer AngioDynamics, Inc.

Caroll Neubauer Chairman & Chief Executive Officer B. Braun Medical Inc.

Brenton Saunders President & Chief Executive Officer Bausch + Lomb Incorporated

Robert Davis Corporate Vice President and President, Medical Products Baxter International Inc.

Alan Main President, Bayer Medical Care Bayer HealthCare LLC

Vincent Forlenza Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President BD

Jeffrey Binder President & Chief Executive Officer Biomet, Inc.

Michael Mahoney President Boston Scientific Corporation

Timothy Ring Chairman & Chief Executive Officer C. R. Bard, Inc.

Donald Casey Chief Executive Officer, Medical Segment Cardinal Health

Kieran Gallahue Chief Executive Officer CareFusion Corporation

Jose Almeida President and Chief Executive Officer Covidien

Nadim Yared President and Chief Executive Officer CVRx, Inc.

Michael Mussallem Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Edwards Lifesciences Corporation

Stuart Randle President & Chief Executive Officer GI Dynamics, Inc.

Thomas Hook President and Chief Executive Officer Greatbatch, Inc.

John Greisch President & Chief Executive Officer Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc.

Michael Gresavage Regional Vice President, North America Hollister Incorporated

Michael F. Ball Chief Executive Officer Hospira, Inc.

Peter Arduini President and Chief Executive Officer Integra LifeSciences Corporation

Karen Licitra Worldwide Chairman, Global Medical Solutions Group Johnson & Johnson

Joanne Bauer President, Health Care Kimberly-Clark Health Care

Joseph Woody President and Chief Executive Officer Kinetic Concepts, Inc.

Maurice Ferre President & Chief Executive Officer MAKO Surgical Corp.

Cameron Findlay Senior Vice President, General Counsel & Secretary Medtronic, Inc.

Deborah DiSanzo Chief Executive Officer Philips Healthcare

Scott Brooks Chief Executive Officer Regenesis Biomedical, Inc.

Roland Diggelmann Chief Operating Officer Roche Diagnostics Division

Lester Knight Founding Partner RoundTable Healthcare Partners

David Lucchino Co-Founder & President Semprus BioSciences

Michael Frazzette President Smith & Nephew Advanced Surgical Devices

Michael Rousseau Group President St. Jude Medical, Inc.

Walter Rosebrough President and Chief Executive Officer STERIS Corporation

Kevin Lobo President and Chief Executive Officer Stryker Corporation

David Perez President & CEO Terumo BCT

Gary Burbach President and Chief Executive Officer Thoratec Corporation

Dow Wilson President and Chief Executive Officer Varian Medical Systems, Inc.

Stephen Meyer President and Chief Executive Officer Welch Allyn, Inc. http://advamed.org/page/69