Klobuchar’s History Of Advocating For Medical Device Industry Could Complicate Her Reputation As Champion For Consumers
During her time in the Senate, presidential hopeful Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) advanced proposals that consumer advocates claim would put patients’ safety at risk, such as pushing the FDA to approve medical devices faster and calling for a greater presence of industry-backed experts at the agency.
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Klobuchar Defends Her Record On Regulating Medical Devices
In her more than two terms as a U.S. senator representing Minnesota, Amy Klobuchar has built a reputation as an effective champion for consumer safety, sponsoring bills that improve swimming pool safety, ban lead in children's products and tackle the nation's opioid crisis. "Consumers deserve products that have been tested and meet strong health and safety standards," her website declares. (Forliti and Woodman, 2/28)
In other 2020 news —
Marijuana Legalization And The 2020 Presidential Race: Where The Candidates Stand
All 12 official Democratic candidates, as well as the potential Republican hopeful and former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld, told the Globe they now support full nationwide legalization, Canada-style. President Trump, meanwhile, has said he supports states’ rights to legalize. (Martin and Pindell, 2/27)