There has been much talk recently about the proposed changes to the regulatory and healthcare systems in the U.S. for the medical device industry. A recent MD+DI article by Nick Woods, director of Woods Medical Media, describes these proposed changes and how they might impact our industry. Woods points out that while President Obama’s PPACA document contains 2074 pages filled with words, for most, one number holds the most weight. The 2.3% sales tax on medical devices expected to come into effect a year from now. The industry seems to be united against this new tax. Our blog last October highlighted Senator Scott Brown’s plight for a repeal, and there have been numerous other calls to have it eliminated.