Medical device remanufacturing is the new front in the right-to-repair fight according to advocates who want users to have the ability to fix their own devices rather than rely on the manufacturer. While advocates continue to lobby for legislation locally and nationally on the issue, they warn that medtech industry groups are trying to find other ways to limit the ability of individuals and third-parties to repair devices.
When US lawmakers proposed draft legislation to reauthorize the Medical Device User Fee Amendments (MDUFA V) earlier this year, right-to-repair advocates say medical device groups tried to introduce language that would have made it illegal to make any changes to their products according to Kevin O’Reilly, campaign director for the US Public Interest Research Group’s (US PIRG) Right to Repair campaign. . .
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