After powerful testimony from several key figures, including SPBMC client and retired FDNY Lieutenant Michael O’Connell and former Daily Show host and 9/11 victims advocate Jon Stewart, the House Judiciary Committee unanimously voted in favor of an extension to the Victim Compensation Fund (VCF). The VCF will be extended through 2090. Also present at the…

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Since 1999, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has implemented an Alternative Summary Reporting program for medical device manufacturers. Under this program, medical device makers had the authority to report incidents of patient injuries, illnesses, and even deaths due to device malfunctions only to the FDA and not to the public. The Alternative Summary Reporting…

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