Hearing on the legitimate concern that has been raised regarding the practice of reprocessing & using certain medical devices that were designed, manufactured, & approved by the FDA for use in a single patient, during a single procedure. Witnesses: David Feigal, Jr., Center for Devices & Radiological Health, FDA; Janet Heinrich, GAO; Josephine Torrente, Assoc. of Disposable Device Mfrs.; John Clough, Assoc. of Med. Device Reprocessors; Anne Cofiell, Internat. Assoc. of Healthcare Central Service Material Mgt.; Larry Gibbons, Tyco Healthcare; & statements by Amer. College of Cardiology, Nat. Consumers League, & Amer. Soc. of Cataract & Refractive Surgery.Jeffords, James M. is the author of 'Reprocessing Of Single-use Medical Devices Hearing Before The Committee On Health, Education, Labor And Pensions, U.s. Senate', published 2000 under ISBN 9780756712860 and ISBN 0756712866.