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Device makers fight reuse of surgical tools

Mass. hospital group says instruments safe and less pricey, but manufacturers want a patient consent law

By Ross Kerber
Globe Staff / October 19, 2005

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Medical-device companies say an increasing number of doctors are treating patients with improperly sterilized surgical tools, catheters, and other instruments that are contaminated with blood or bacteria. (Full article: 1060 words)

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