AMDR attempts to record and collect as much of the press and peer reviewed articles on the practice of reprocessing as possible.  Our listing:

Francisco J. Perez Gil, MD; Maintaining Safety and Sustainability in the EP; EP Lab Digest; August 28, 2012

Roger Collier; The Ethics of Reusing Single-Use Device; Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ) ; July 5, 2011

Roger Collier; Reprocessing Single-Use Devices: An International PerspectiveCanadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ); July 4, 2011

Kristen JohnsonSSM Health Care – St. Louis Achieves Significant Savings with Medical Device Reprocessing; SSM Health Care – St. Louis; June 30, 2011

Thomas Lee; Something New, Something Used, Something Sterile: Stryker Embraces Recycled Medical Devices; Xconomy; June 29, 2011

Marie Powers, Return on Recycling: Reprocessing Single-Use Devices May Lower Costs, Improve Efficiency, ENT Today, June 1, 2011

Daniel J. Vukelich, Esq.. with B. Chase Matson and Sara Cziok-Payne, Hospitals Can Achieve ACO Savings with Reprocessed Devices, Hospital Impact, June 2011

Lars Thording, Anti-Reprocessing Tactics are Anti-Hospital Tactics, DOTmed News, May, 2011

Angela Atkinson, Reprocessed Medical Devices: Saving Money and Reducing Waste, Scrubs and Suits, May 2011

Dan O’Connor, Reprocessing Wars, Outpatient Surgery Magazine, May 2011

Daniel J. Vukelich, Esq., LETTER TO THE EDITOR Setting the Record Straight: The Debate Over Reprocessing Should Focus on Facts and Science, Not Scare Tactics and Innuendo, Journal of Medical Device Regulation (UK), May 2011

Report Confirms: Reprocessing Single-Use Devices Decreases Costs, Medical Data Institute, March 2011.

Carole L. Metcalf, BS, RN, CNOR, CRNFA, Medical Device Reprocessing: A New Way to Go Green, OR Nurse, March 2011.

Soaking Up the SUDsInside RASC, Volume 3, Issue 1, February 2011

Cheryl Clark, 5 Ways Green Surgical Teams Save Hospitals Money, HealthLeaders Media, 02/24/2011.

Francesco Tessarolo, Iole Caola and Giandomenico Nollo. Critical Issues in Reprocessing Single-Use Medical Devices for Interventional Cardiology, InTech, January 2011.

Lester, Bruce R. PhD, et alComparison of In Vivo Clinical Performance and Shaft Temperature and In Vitro Tissue Temperature and Transection Times Between New and Reprocessed Harmonic ScalpelsSurgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy & Percutaneous Techniques, October 2010.

The Re-Emergence of Device Reprocessing, Medtech Insight, September 2010, subscription required.

Ascent Receives Top Honor for Innovative Medical Packaging, EPLab Digest, 10/01/10.

The Risks are Controllable, European Hospital, 10/01/10.

Greening the OR” program hopes to reign in waste costs, improve quality, Premier Safety Institute, 09/15/10.

Letter to the Editor, An Ethical Imperative to Use Reprocessed Medical Equipment, Academic Medicine, August 2010.

Ascent Leads Industry Commitment to Quality Healthcare as a First-Mover on GLN Readiness, EP Lab Digest, 08/24/10.

Ray Taurasi, Q&A on Reprocessed single use devices, Healthcare Purchasing News, August 2010.

Single-Use Device Reprocessing to Gain Traction Under Reform, Orthopreneur, July/August 2010.

P.J. Heller, Reprocessing Medical Equipment Reduces Waste, Cuts Costs, Medical Waste Management, Jul-Sep 2010.

Single-Use Device Reprocessing: Balancing Cost Savings, Patient Safety, HealthLeaders, 07/13/10.

Medical Device Reprocessing Gaining Traction in Hospitals Nationwide, Health Point Capital, 07/13/10.

A letter-to-the-editor, Hospitals and Recycling, The New York Times, 07/12/10.

Squandering Supplies: Hospitals Could Trim Costs by Cutting Medical Waste, Fierce Healthcare, 07/07/10.

Medical E-Waste and Equipment Gets a Second Chance, Discovery News Daily, 07/07/10.

Half of Hospitals Recycling At Least Some Medical Waste, Environmental Leader, 07/07/10.

Infei Chen, In a World of Throwaways, Making a Dent in Medical Waste, The New York Times, 07/05/10.

Infei Chen,In a World of Throwaways, Making a Dent in Medical Waste,The Herald Tribune, 07/06/10.

Responsible Medical Device Strategies Can Help Curb Rising Cost of Health Care, DotMedNews, July 2010.

Ralph S. Carungi, D.O., FACS, FACOS; Irwin S. Simon, M.D., FACS, ESQ., Safety and Performance Evaluation of Remanufactured Harmonic® Scalpels, 2010.

Health care reform will drive more supply chain cost-cutting, Materials Management in Healthcare, June 2010:

Kelly M. Pyrek, Reprocessing of Medical Devices Can Be a Smart Business, Clinical Decision, Infection Control Today, May 2010.

Ashwin Moduga, Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Reprocessing Medical Devices, Hospital, March 2010.

Julie E. Williamson, Budget- and Eco-Savvy Hospitals Boost Reprocessing Compliance, Healthcare Purchasing News, March 2010.

Kwakye, G. MPH, Pronovost, P J. MD, PhD and Makary, M. A. MD, MPH, Johns Hopkins University, A Call to Go Green in Health Care by Reprocessing Medical Equipment Academic Medicine (the Journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges) , March 2010.

Rick Dana Barlow, Reprocessing Fules Green Strategies, Healthcare Purchasing News, October 2009.

Chana Joffe-Walt, A Medical Mystery: Why Health Care Is So Expensive, National Public Radio, September 4, 2009.

Medical Device Reprocessing Accelerating, 10% Penetrated, Caris & Company, 6, 2009.

Donna Hurst, Leaner & Greener Operations; Environmental Benefits of Reprocessing, HealthTrust Purchasing Group’s The Source, Summer 2009.

Editorial, Stitching Up Patient Safety, Grand Rapids Free Press, July 10, 2009.

Laura Gaminde, RN, BSN, MBA, CNOR, Ready to Reprocess Surgical Supplies? 6 Keys to Reusing Single-Use Devices Safely, Efficiently and Economically, Outpatient Surgery Magazine, July 2009.

Reprocessed Device Market Booming During the Economic Crisis; Millennium Research Group, US Markets for Reprocessed Devices 2009, May 2009.

Sheila Jobe-Lockwood, CHMM, and Tung Thanh Nguyen, Are You Reprocessing Single-Use Devices? Once Everyone’s On Board, the Savings Go On and On, Outpatient Surgery Magazine, Going Green Guide 2009, April 2009.

Joan Trombetti, Disposable Medical Devices Painting a Greener Picture, DOTmedbusiness News, April 2009 (pp. 27-30).

Julie E. Williamson, Economy, Eco-Awareness Spur Stronger Reprocessing Interest, Healthcare Purchasing News, March 2009.

T Sloan, First, Do No Harm? A Framework for Evaluating New Versus Reprocessed Medical Devices, Journal of the Operational Research Society, 7 January 2009.

Karen Lusky, RN, Wait! Don’t Throw That Out! More and More Hospitals Are Using Reprocessed Medical Devices, American College of Physicians, December 2008.

Volker Großkopf and Christian Jäkel, Legal Framework Conditions for the Reprocessing of Medical DevicesGMS Krankenhhyg Interdiszip, 3 September 2008.

John DiConsiglio, Reprocessing SUDs Reduces Waste, Costs, Materials Management in Health Care, September 2008.

Joan Trombetti, DOTmed Industry Sector Report: Medical Disposables Sales and Service, DOTmedbusiness News, August 04, 2008.

Julie E. Williamson, Tapping the True Reuse Potential, Healthcare Purchasing News, April 2008.

Laura Landro, Hospitals Reuse Medical Devices to Lower Costs, The Wall Street Journal, March 19, 2008.

Horwitz, Daniel, S. MD, Schabel, Kathryn L.S. MD, Higgins, Thomas F. MD, Department of Orthopaedics, University of Utah, Salt Lake City, The Economic Impact of Reprocessing External Fixation Components (abstract), The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, October, 2007.

Nathan Belkin, In-House Reprocessing – Why Not?, Healthcare Purchasing News, October 2007.

Rick Ferreira, Repeat Performance; Medical Device Reprocessing Can Help Hospitals Save Money and Protect the Environment, Most Wired Magazine, September 26, 2007.

Daniel J. Vukelich, Reprocessed Medical Devices Are Safe and Cost-Effective, Worcester Business Journal, September 17, 2007.

Mark Cantrell, Reprocessing Single-Use Devices; Use of Resterilized Equipment is Up for Debate, The Nursing Spectrum, September 13, 2007.

Rick Dana Barlow, Third-Party Reprocessors Gauge Turbulent Past, Ongoing Battle Plans; Ascent, SterilMed chiefs illuminate why their business makers sense for healthcare facilities, despite manufacturer opposition, Healthcare Purchasing News, May 2007.

Jennifer Schraag, SUD Reprocessing Update; The Debate Continues, the Practice Prevails, Infection Control Today, January 2, 2007.

Reusing Medical Devices; Fears Overblown, Press of Atlantic City, Editorial, November 30, 2006.

Meggan Clark, Fight Over Cleaned, Reprocessed Medical Supplies Gets Dirty, Press of Atlantic City, November 26, 2006.

Leigh Page, Reprocessing Takes Root Despite Controversy, Materials Management in Health Care, May 2006.

Chudzik, Rafal, Howell, Michael BSN, RN, Mahajan, Atul, AcuNav Reprocessing: An Evaluation of Safety, Clinical Effectiveness and Cost Savings (abstract), EP Lab Digest, February 2006.

Second Life for Medical Items Cuts Hospital Costs; Health Alliance to Save $1M by Reprocessing Devices, Cincinnati Business Courier, October 25, 2005.

Alison B. Flynn and Ran Knishinsky, A Matter of Reprocessing, Materials Management in Health Care, October 2005.

Philipp Novales-Li, and Rene van de Zande, Reprocessing Single-Use Devices: FDA Quality Validation Requirements and the European Experience, Regulatory Affairs Focus, August 2005.

Curt Werner, Legal Wranglings on SUD Reprocessing Mostly Aid Reprocessors, Healthcare Purchasing News, July 2005.

Julie E. Williamson, Great Expectations: Hospitals Find FDA Regs Build Stronger Case for Reprocessing, Healthcare Purchasing News, June 2005.

FDA Clarifies Decision and Action on Reprocessed SUDs, Healthcare Purchasing News, November 2004.

John Conroy, Reprocessing Trend Steams Ahead; OEMs Just Steam, Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry, June 2004.

Julie E Williamson, Thriving Third Party Reprocessing Sector Spurs New Growth Opportunities, Healthcare Purchasing News, June 2004.

Charlie Whelan, Reprocessing Growth, Materials Management in Health Care, May 2004.

Nathan L. Belkin, More to the Story, Materials Management in Health Care, March 2004.

Erik Swain, Device Labeling Provision Comes Under Fire, Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry, February 2004.

VHA Member Hospitals Reduce Supply Costs Through Device Reprocessing, Yahoo! Finance, January 26, 2004.

Leslie Blake, R.N., From the Nurse’s Mouth; One Clinician’s View on Reprocessing, Materials Management in Health Care, January 2004.

Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management (AHRMM) Reprocessing Advisory,, January 2004.

Mark Salomon, Reprocessing: Making Tough Choices; FDA Regulations Force Hospitals to Look at Costs, Options, EndoNurse, December 2003/January 2004.

Sheri Hall, Hospitals Save with Recycled Medical Tools; Process Can Make Devices More Reliable Than New, The Detroit News, December 24, 2003.

Rick Ferreira, Reprocessing Single-Use Medical Devices: Setting the Record Straight, Health Leaders Magazine, October 2003.

Marion Sachs, Opinion: Will the Real Patient Advocate Please Stand Up?, Healthcare Purchasing News, August 2003.

Recycling Returns: Once Shunned, Medical Device Reprocessing Saves Real Money, Health Leaders Magazine, August 2003.

David Warburton, Regaining Control; How OEMs Can Participate in the Medical Device Aftermarket in the Wake of MDUFMA: TAs Reprocessed Medical Devices Gain Legitimacy, Manufacturers Prepare for a Changing Market, Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry, July 2003.

Curt Werner, Panel Delivers Mostly One-sided Snub of Reprocessed SUDs, Healthcare Purchasing News Online, July 2003.

Jane Cys, Speaking of Reuse, Materials Management in Healthcare, June 2003.

Julie E. Williamson, Business Booms for Third Party Reprocessors, Healthcare Purchasing NewsOnline, June 2003.

Vanguard Partners With EPA and AHA to Reduce Medical Waste, Infection Control Today, April 16, 2003.

CDRH Offers Free Reprocessing CD-ROM, SSM Online, April 16, 2003.

Nellcor and Alliance Medical Announce Comarketing Agreement for Pulse Oximetry Sensor Remanufacturing, SSM Online, April 9, 2003.

Nellcor and Alliance Medical Announce First-of-its-Kind Co-Marketing, Infection Control Today, April 8, 2003.

Nathan L. Belkin, A Single Use Label Doesn’t Mean it Applies, Materials Management in Healthcare, February 2003.

Edward C. Wilson, Jr., MDUFMA Spells Change for Manufacturers, Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry, January 2003.

Deborah Haley, RN, CNOR, MBA, Implementing a Reprocessing Program: Success Hinges on Planning, Infection Control Today, December 2002.

Frequently-Asked-Questions about the Reprocessing and Reuse of Single-Use Devices by Third-Party and Hospital Reprocessors; Two Additional Questions, CDRH, FDA, December 11, 2002.

The Medical Device User Fee and Modernization Act of 2002 – “FAQs,” CDRH, FDA, November 7, 2002.

Erin Burke, Survey Says, Materials Management in Heathcare, November 2002.

Che Parker, Nearly one-fourth of hospitals reuse SUDs, AHA, October 29, 2002.

Survey on the Reuse and Reprocessing of Single-Use Devices (SUDs) in U.S. Hospitals – Executive Summary, CDRH, FDA, October 16, 2002.

Erik Swain, FDA Seeks Input on Opened but Unused Devices, Medical Device & Diagnostic Industry, October 2002.

IAHCSMM Distributes Reuse CD, SSM Online, July 8, 2002.

Curt Werner, Waiting for the Tsunami: Life of the Third Party, Healthcare Purchasing News, June 2002.

Pamela J. Furman, Esq., Process of Elimination, Materials Management in Healthcare, March 2002.

ECRI’s Health Devices Provides Guidance on Choosing a Company to Reprocess, ECRI, April 23, 2001.

Don Selvey, Medical Device Reprocessing: Is it Good for Your Organization, Infection Control Today, January 2001.

The Writing’s on the Wall, Third-Party Reprocessing Spells Opportunity for Special Distributors, Repertoire, October 2000.

Steven J. Milloy, ‘Scare’ Tactics in Reprocessed Medical Device Debate: Big Business Stoops to Activists’ Level in Attack on Small Competitors, Chicago Sun-Times, February 22, 2000.