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Medical device industry stakeholders hope Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will hold true to campaign pledges to push for repeal of the medical device tax.

Elizabeth Warren

Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will be expected to live up to a campaign pledge to help repeal the medical device tax now that she's won a coveted position representing the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, one of the nation's largest medtech hubs.

Warren replaced a "visible leader" in defeating challenger Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.), and she needs to make good on promises she made to repeal the 2.3% excise tax hitting medical device makers in January, Zoll Medical CEO Rick Packer told industry officials in Boston Wednesday.

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