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Stericycle Releases Its 'ExpertRECALL Index' for the Second Quarter of 2012


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MORE THAN 123-MILLION MEDICAL-DEVICES--INCLUDING SUCH VITAL SUPPLIES AS LATEX-GLOVES, NEEDLES, DIABETIC-MONITORS, AND HEART-DEFIBRILLATORS--WERE RECALLED DURING THE SECOND-QUARTER OF 2012.  THAT'S ACCORDING TO THE LATEST "EXPERT-RECALL INDEX".  AND, WHILE THE JUST-RELEASED REPORT FOUND THAT THE NUMBER OF MEDICAL-DEVICE RECALLS DECLINED BY 13-PERCENT, COMPARED WITH THE PREVIOUS QUARTER, THE NUMBER OF PRODUCTS THAT WERE AFFECTED BY SUCH ANNOUNCEMENTS REACHED AN EIGHT-QUARTER HIGH--BREAKING 100-MILLION UNITS FOR THE FIRST TIME SINCE THE THIRD-QUARTER OF 2010.  MIKE ROZEMBAJGIER IS THE VICE-PRESIDENT OF RECALLS FOR STERICYCLE EXPERT-RECALL...

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THE FACT THAT ALMOST 125-MILLION MEDICAL-DEVICE UNITS WERE IMPACTED BY SUCH RECALL-ANNOUNCEMENTS CANNOT BE IGNORED.  THIS COMES AT A TIME WHEN AMERICA IS FACING AN OBESITY-EPIDEMIC--AND ITS 50-MILLION AGING 'BABY BOOMERS' ARE PLACING INCREASINGLY HIGH DEMAND ON SUCH LIFE-SAVING DEVICES.  THESE COMPANIES NEED TO HAVE A COMPREHENSIVE RECALL-PLAN IN PLACE THAT THEY CAN EXECUTE RAPIDLY, TO PROTECT [BOTH] THEIR CUSTOMERS AND THEIR BRAND.  GIVEN THE F-D-A'S PROPOSED PLANS TO TRACK CERTAIN MEDICAL-DEVICES, MANUFACTURERS, SUPPLIERS, HOSPITALS, AND RETAILERS MUST BE CERTAIN TO MAKE THE NECESSARY CHANGES IN THEIR OPERATIONS--IN ORDER TO ENSURE [BOTH] PRODUCT- AND CONSUMER-SAFETY."

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THE "EXPERT-RECALL INDEX" IS COMPILED QUARTERLY FROM DATA ISSUED BY BOTH THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, AND THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION.  THE COMPLETE REPORT FOR THE SECOND-QUARTER IS AVAILABLE AT "EXPERT-RECALL"-DOT-COM-SLASH-"RECALL-INDEX".



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