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Tom RamstackTom RamstackDecember 12, 201610min331

A bill to greatly expand medical research and speed up drug approvals sailed through both the U.S. Senate and the House last week with strong support from Colorado’s delegation. The bill was co-authored by U.S. Rep. Diana DeGette, D-CO1, with contributions from U.S. Sen. Cory Gardner. It passed in the House of Representatives by a 392-to-26 margin and in the Senate by a vote of 94 to 5.


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Tom RamstackTom RamstackNovember 17, 201610min413

The Food and Drug Administration is preparing a response to a request from Colorado Rep. Diana DeGette about how it will protect medical devices from cybersecurity threats. DeGette (D-Denver) asked the FDA for an explanation this month as the nation recovered from an Oct. 21 cyber-attack and prepared for another one during the election last week. The Obama administration blamed both the Oct. 21 attack and the threat of a second one against the U.S. election process on Russia.