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FDA says to decrease reuse of devices, CMS removes some blanket waivers

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May 27, 2021
 

Be aware that as COVID-19 cases are declining and vaccination rates are climbing, the emergency waivers and measures approved by the federal government to get through the public health emergency (PHE) will be changing.

The PHE, meanwhile, was extended effective April 21 for another 90 days.

The FDA sent a notice to hospitals and others April 9 encouraging healthcare organizations to start moving away from the emergency measures taken to preserve and reuse medical devices and other supplies early in the PHE.



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