Survey on the Reuse and Reprocessing of Single-Use Devices (SUDs) in U.S. Hospitals - Executive Summary

As part of its study of the reuse and reprocessing of single-use-devices (SUDs), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) sponsored a telephone survey of all hospitals on SUD practices. FDA's primary goal was to estimate the extent of hospital reprocessing (that is, the cleaning and resterilization, as appropriate) of SUDs that have been used on patients.

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Consumer Safety Endangered By Third-Party Inspection
of Medical Device Manufacturing Facilities
(Provision Contained In H.R. 3580 as Passed by House)



October 9, 2002

The Honorable Tommy Thompson


Department of Health and Human Services

Dear Mr. Secretary:




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Update: Listeriosis Outbreak Investigation

October 15, 2002

Contact: CDC, Media Relations

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TO: All FDA Employees

FROM: Deputy Commissioner, FDA

SUBJECT: Reorganization in the Office of the Commissioner


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