S.3398: Medical Device Safety Act of 2008

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Bill Summary

Medical Device Safety Act of 2008 - Amends the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to provide that provisions preempting state and local requirements for medical devices intended for human use shall not be construed to modify or otherwise affect any action for damages or the liability of any person under state law. Makes this Act effective as if it were included in the Medical Device Amendments of 1976 and applicable to any civil action...

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
Sponsor introductory remarks on measure.
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
July 31, 2008

Introduced in the Senate by Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.)

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