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Diagnostics Policy & Legislation

News on government policy and legislation impacting life science and diagnostics.

Senators said they'll narrow the draft bill containing changes to US patent law before submitting it to the Senate Judiciary Committee in July.

A draft bill provides for a major expansion of eligible material, a move the ACLU and AMP said threatens to reduce competition in genetic testing.

A decades-long decline in medical technician training programs and large numbers of looming retirements have labs scrambling to fill their vacancies.

The agency addressed industry stakeholder's concerns about its proposed diagnostic regulatory framework at the American Clinical Laboratory Association's annual meeting.

Industry organizations like ACLA are seeking changes to the bill, which appears to outlaw standard business practices such as paying sales staff on commission.