The Times Free Press of Chattanooga has also covered the medical device reprocessing industry’s efforts, as originally reported by the New York Times (07/07/10):

A report by the Government Accountability Office in 2008 said that the available data indicated no additional health risk from reprocessed disposables. Reprocessing “has a reliable safety record of excellence identical to that of new equipment,” the Hopkins researchers concluded in their commentary. Their own hospital contracts with a company to reprocess some of its equipment and is discussing what it could add to the list, Makary said.