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In the Press

December 2021

The Washington Post: Biden wants to make federal government carbon neutral by 2050

December 20th, 2021|

The Biden administration announced Wednesday it aims to buy its way to a cleaner, cooler planet, spending billions to createa federal fleet of electric vehicles, upgrade [...]

Federal Acquisition Regulation: Minimizing the Risk of Climate Change in Federal Acquisitions: Suggestions from the Association of Medical Device Reprocessors

December 15th, 2021|

The Association of Medical Device Reprocessors (AMDR) is the global trade association representing the interests of regulated, commercial medical device reprocessing companies. We respectfully submit [...]

The Reprocessing Solution: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions and Lowering Healthcare Costs

December 13th, 2021|

The health sector accounts for almost 5% of all carbon dioxide emissions worldwide. If it were a country, it would be the fifth largest emitter, [...]

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ’s) Role in Climate Change and Environmental Justice: Suggestions from the Association of Medical Device Reprocessors

December 13th, 2021|

The Association of Medical Device Reprocessors (AMDR) is the global trade association representing the interests of regulated, commercial medical device reprocessing companies. We respectfully submit [...]

The New England Journal of Medicine: Decarbonizing the U.S. Health Sector — A Call to Action

December 11th, 2021|

. . . Given the urgency of this endeavor, the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) is launching — and we are chairing — an Action [...]

Health Care Without Harm: Seven European countries commit to developing climate resilient, sustainable low-carbon health systems

December 8th, 2021|

Seven European countries have submitted formal commitments to the COP26 Presidency to strengthen the climate resilience and sustainability of their health systems. Belgium, Germany, Ireland, the [...]

Healthcare Purchasing News: From patients to the planet: A holistic approach to healthcare’s most wicked problems

December 6th, 2021|

Hospital and healthcare system leaders face numerous challenges: workforce burnout, staffing and supply shortages, increasing health disparities, and a continuing trend toward lower reimbursement and [...]

Healthcare Purchasing News: Competing priorities, multiple perspectives slow sustainability progress

December 5th, 2021|

. . .Contracting for and investing in environmentally preferred products is the most important priority among the four as it ensures the purchase of the [...]

SciELO Brazil: Single-use devices: reuse regulation policies and implications for collective health

December 3rd, 2021|

The reuse of single-use medical devices implies health safety. This study analyzes regulatory systems for the reuse of single-use medical devices at an international level. It is [...]

AMDR comments to the UK Medicines and Healthcare Products Agency (MHRA)

December 1st, 2021|

. . . AMDR does not believe the additional specific requirements outlined in paragraph 31.11 are necessary. However, if maintained, AMDR urges MHRA to: Strike [...]

Health Care Business News: Six steps to make single-use device reprocessing more effective

December 1st, 2021|

Since 2000, hospitals have used FDA-regulated single-use device reprocessors to reduce costs across hospital service lines and lessen the environmental impact of single-use devices. The [...]

November 2021

Comments to Council on Environmental Quality; Federal Agency Climate Adaption and Resilience Plans

November 21st, 2021|

We are pleased to have the opportunity to comment on select federal agency climate adaptation and resilience plan submissions to the Council on Environmental Quality. [...]

Royal College of Surgeons of England: Our over-reliance on single-use equipment in the operating theatre is misguided, irrational and harming our planet

November 17th, 2021|

The enormity of climate change can leave us feeling paralysed and uncertain where to direct our efforts, including how to reduce the environmental harms of [...]

ABC News: Most favor steps against climate change, though public divides on its urgency: POLL

November 12th, 2021|

Broad majorities of Americans see climate change as a serious problem and favor government regulation of greenhouse gas emissions to address it. Yet, the public [...]

The Wall Street Journal: Johnson & Johnson to Split Consumer From Pharmaceutical, Medical-Device Businesses, Creating Two Companies

November 12th, 2021|

Johnson & Johnson plans to break up into two companies, splitting off the $15-billion-a-year division that sells Band-Aid bandages, Tylenol medicines and Johnson’s Baby Powder [...]

NY Times: More Than 40 Nations Pledge to Cut Emissions From Their Health Industries

November 11th, 2021|

The United States, which accounts for more than a quarter of health-sector carbon dioxide emissions globally, joined in the commitment to clean up its health [...]

Science Direct: Circular business models in the medical device industry: paths towards sustainable healthcare

November 9th, 2021|

Highlights • Various medical device companies apply Circular Economy (CE) strategies • Circular strategies application differs based on medical device value and criticality • Nine [...]