covers the Johns Hopkins University commentary from Academic Medicine on reprocessing in Re-Using Equipment Could Help Hospitals Go Green:

“…companies that pass very rigorous FDA standards — their stuff is as good as new,” said T. Forscht Dagi of the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology and head of an American College of Surgeons committee dealing with patient safety and well-being during surgery. “The FDA reprocessing companies do a very, very good job. No question.”