FDA Targets Risks From Reused Medical Devices
MedSun: Newsletter #69, February 2012

FDA Consumer Update

Some medical devices are reused many times in common surgical and diagnostic procedures, and have been for years. They include instruments used in surgery (like clamps and forceps), and endoscopes (like bronchoscopes and colonoscopes) used to visualize areas inside the body. And the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) wants to ensure that they are safely reused. Please see the new website with information about these medical tools.

Additional Information:

FDA Consumer Update. FDA Targets Risks From Reused Medical Devices. December 28, 2011.

FDA Device Advice. Reprocessing of Reuasble Medical Devices.

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