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Elizabeth Orr

Managing Editor, Policy & Regulation

Washington, DC

Elizabeth leads a team of Medtech Insight reporters devoted to covering medical device and diagnostics regulation in the US and abroad. As a reporter, she focuses on FDA regulation, legislation, and legal issues. A graduate of the University of Maryland College Park, she worked for outlets including FDA News, DecisionHealth (formerly UCG) and the Washington Examiner before joining Medtech Insight in 2015. She lives in Arlington, VA, with her husband and children.

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