AMDR files Amicus Brief with Supreme Court, supports ‘first sale’ doctrine at issue in case and signals continued commitment to promote the safety, savings, and sustainability benefits brought to healthcare by the medical device reprocessing industry. 04/11/14 AMDR is proud to
announce the addition of Medline ReNewal and Vanguard AG to its membership roster 04/07/11 – AMDR member companies,
Ascent and SterilMed, recognized with Champion for Change Awards at the 2011 CleanMed conference for their efforts to promote environmental sustainability in healthcare. The law firm of Squire Sanders & Dempsey and AMDR team up to sponsor new online forum for
Accountable Care Organization Developments, 04/01/11. PRnewswire reports:
University HealthSystem Consortium Awards Single-Source Agreement to Ascent for Medical Device Reprocessing Services, 07/12/10. Ascent has released 2009 waste and device savings stats, see
Business Wire Press Release Styker Corporation announced December 31, 2009 the closing of its
previously announced acquisition of Ascent Healthcare Solutions. Stryker’s full press release. HealthTrust Purchasing Group Awarded Clinical Best Practices Award by AMDR;
Release from AMDR (November 2009). Medical Device Reprocessing in the News;
Statement from AMDR, April 2009.
AMDR’s 2008 Annual Report, Reprocessing Industry Update , Fall 2008. Medical Device Reprocessing in the News;
Statement from AMDR, October 2008. Medical Device Reprocessing in the News;
Statement from AMDR, March 2008.
U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) releases updated report on reprocessing. Click here to access the full report. Click here to access AMDR’s press release. Click here to access AMDR’s overview of the report, March 2008. AMDR
response to ClaimsRx, June, 2007 article “ Reprocessed Single-Use Devices; Let Patient Safety Be Your Guide,” January 2008. AMDR
letter-to-the-editor, Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, October 2007 article on reprocessed external fixation components. See AMDR’s full response, December 2007. For
AMDR’s 2007 Annual Report, Reprocessing Industry Update, Fall 2007.
AMDR presents to Virginia Association for Healthcare Resource and Materials Management (VAHRMM) fall conference: Reprocessed medical devices safe, stringently regulated and an answer to the health care cost crisis; Reprocessing industry challenges OEMs to become part of the solution, November 8, 2007.
AMDR celebrates ten years! 1997 – 2007, Ten Years of Excellence in Reprocessing. Read the full statement from AMDR’s President, commemorating the anniversary, Fall 2007.
AMDR releases position paper supporting Unique Device Identification (UDI), Fall 2007.
America’s top hospitals use reprocessed medical devices; Find devices to be safe and effective, October 24, 2007.
Health care professionals oppose legislation limiting use of reprocessed medical devices; charge OEMs with using scare tactics to mislead legislators… Massachusetts legislature’s Public Health Committee hearing on reprocessing, September 27, 2007.
Federal hearing reveals that reprocessed medical devices are safe, stringently regulated; “Original devices – not reprocessed ones …cause the largest numbers of death and injuries,” says Rep. Henry Waxman, September 28, 2006.
Washington investigation unable to find link between the safe, FDA-regulated practice of reprocessing and an increase in risk to patients, December 12, 2005.
The nation’s largest medical device reprocessors reaffirm their commitment to patient safety, March 31, 2005.