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Shocking Expose' in Washington Post...

U.S. hospitals are saving money by reusing medical devices designated for one-time use, ignoring the warnings of manufacturers, which will not vouch for the safety of their reconditioned products.
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Hospitals are not required to tell patients that reconditioned devices will be used -- surgeons themselves often do not know. Many hospitals reprocess in-house, but are increasingly sending used devices to outside companies to clean and resterilize (and repackage!).

Source: Washington Post.com

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