To: AMDR Members

From: Dan Vukelich, President

Date: 08/23/2016

Re: Surge of Anti-Reprocessing Contracting Practices

The mission at the Association of Medical Device Reprocessors (AMDR) includes promoting the financial and environmental benefits of regulated “single-use” device (SUD) reprocessing.  AMDR is aware of certain types of contractual and otherwise misleading practices used by some medical device manufacturers which may purport to promote SUD reprocessing or reduce costs, but in fact, may result in less reprocessing and therefore less financial savings and environmental benefits to our healthcare partners.

Consistent with our mission, AMDR is pleased to announce the availability of a new online resource to address some of these challenges – AMDR believes that our healthcare partners are entitled to a transparent and clear understanding of new contract terms regarding sales of SUDs and potential implications for reprocessing programs…

Full memo available here.