Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P'Col-00005031
Title: Global scenario of reprocessing and reuse of single-use medical device
Category: Pharmacology
Section: Review Article
  • Abstract
  • Audio Abstract
  • Authors
  • Pdf File
  • Citation
  • My Reference
  • Methodology
  • Abstract

    Medical device reuse has been accepted worldwide. Reuse benefits are not only cost-saving but also have a positive effect on the environment. On the other hand, it is necessary to meet certain requirements for considering reprocess to be harmless and efficient. The technique of reprocessing single-use medical devices was simplified and well regulated in the United States and Japan. However, this pattern continues unhindered in India because of irregularity of regulations. This study covers the history of reuse policy, known activities in the Indian and foreign contexts and also discusses the social and monetary consequences of reprocessing. The triggers for recycling are limited resources, poor training of healthcare workers and patients’ confidence in the efficacy of injections. Among developed countries, the reuse of single-use products is less common, but may require sophisticated technological equipment. Reuse is restricted in many nations (e.g., the U.S., Canada, and some European countries) requiring ethical and legal requirements, high standards of personnel reprocessing and preparation, risk evaluation, monitoring, and confirmation of reprocessing. Decisions on the reprocessing of single-use products should only be taken in developing and developed nations after serious consideration of their benefits and drawbacks. The present study highlights the importance of reprocessing, provides information about the regulatory requirements in emerging and developed countries, and emphasizes the necessity of reprocessing in India.

  • Abstract Audio

    No Audio file found

  • About the authors and Affiliations

    Author(s) Name:

    S. Narmada, M. P. Venkatesh*, V. Balamuralidhara

    Affiliation(s) Name:

    Department of Pharmaceutics, Regulatory Affairs Group, JSS College of Pharmacy, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysuru, Karnataka India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. M. P. Venkatesh, Department of Pharmaceutics, Regulatory Affairs Group, JSS College of Pharmacy, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Sri Shivarathreeshwara Nagar, Mysuru - 570 015, Karnataka, India.

  • View Article File in pdf format.

    Article File
  • View Article Citation Here.

    0 View More
  • How to Cite my Article.

    Author:

    S. Narmada, M. P. Venkatesh*, V. Balamuralidhara

    Title:Global scenario of reprocessing and reuse of single-use medical device
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):14 (May)
    Year:2020
    Page No: (722-728)
  • Experimental Methods Keywords

    Methodology: Device reprocessing, Original equipment manufacturer, Regulatory requirements, Single-use device
    Research Materials:Medical device

Keywords

Device reprocessing Original equipment manufacturer Regulatory requirements Single-use device

Our Services

Most Downloaded List