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(Washington, DC – 9 November 2020) A September 9, 2020 article published in Surgical Endoscopy, “Assessing Organic Material on Single-Use Vessel Sealing Devices: A Comparative Study of Reprocessed and New LigaSure Devices,” appears to contain significant conflict of interest, fails to address important chain of custody issues for the devices studied, fails to have misappropriated supportive research, and is being misused by the study funder to promote their economic agenda.

AMDR has filed a complaint with the Journal’s editors and requests that those who have read the article or subsequent prejudicial marketing materials from Medtronic/Covidien be made aware of the following serious discrepancies with the article’s findings…

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