FTC Pledges to Fight Unlawful Right to Repair Restrictions

Although it remains to be seen how this action will affect the medical device sector, FTC Commissioner Rohit Chopra explicitly mentioned ventilators in a statement, writing: “We heard about hospitals worried that they would be unable to fix a ventilator because a manufacturer was seeking to deny access to repair it. Outages caused by repair restrictions like these can make the difference in times of emergencies.”

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