Who is Minding the Store

Who is Minding the Store


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Terry Koehler

MedExtras

USA

  • Asking Price: $125 USD
  • Est. Shipping (US): $8.00
  • Condition: New
  • Quantity: 1
  • In Stock: Yes
  • Date: July 05, 2016

THIS IS A MINI ARC PRECISE BY AMERICAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS, INC. THE CONTENTS OF THE BOX ARE 1~SLING AND 1~ DELIVERY TOOL. THIS IS REF:720191-01 AND ONE HAS AN EXPIRATION DATE OF JUNE 22, 2014 (THIS WILL SHIP FIRST) AND THE OTHER EXPIRES JANUARY 4, 2015.

Please call with any questions or feel free to make an offer!!!

It has been really nice taking a break for two weeks and doing something creative to clear my mind but I know it is time to finish this blog and put it out there so that women know another side of the medical world.

It all began when a woman I know recently posted a link from a company selling outdated medical products. I told her I would look into it because over the years other women have posted links to mesh bladder sling kits for sale at a reduced price. They used to sell them on EBay but I think they no longer allow it because I found none. So this particular company has set up their own site.

So is this legal? I of course looked it up, knowing it must be, but here is verification for you. Of course knowing what I know, I doubt if anyone is really minding the store.

Is the redistribution of medical supplies legal according to the FDA and other federal and state regulatory agencies? During the formative stages of Medical Materials as a company, significant time was invested speaking with regulatory agencies including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Federal Trade Commission (FTC), and the Florida Department of Pharmacy (Device regulating agency in the State of Florida). Their unanimous conclusion was that the practice of redistributing medical supplies in the manner which Medical Materials was proposing was a legal and safe practice. They even thought it was a great idea.

How are product recalls handled?  The Selling Facility warrants that all items sold on consignment through Medical Materials have been screened for recalls issued by the Manufacturer or FDA and all future recall notices will be forwarded to Medical Materials. We will then notify the purchaser of those items concerning the recall. In addition, Medical Materials screens all items sold and currently stored in our warehouse. Medical Materials will perform an ongoing screening of recall notifications posted by the FDA, notifying departments in the facilities that have purchased the recalled items. These steps meet all FDA requirements for distributors of medical devices under the Code of Federal Requirements (CFR) for Medical Device tracking, Part 821. Back to Top 

Not long ago I posted a blog about recalled sutures after another woman asked me about them. So when I went through the list of medical products, there were plenty of sutures to be sold by the same company. So I asked Google the same question and this is what I found.

Ethicon

  • Price:
  • $100.00 USD [convert]
  • Condition:
  • New
  • Date updated:
  • July 05, 2016
  • In Stock:
  • Yes
  • Est. Shipping (US):
  • $6.00

1 BOXES ETHILON 1683H NYLON SUTURE

SIZE 3-0 WITH EXPIRATION DATE OF JULY 2014. THERE ARE 36 PACKS IN THE BOX.

30″ PSLX 36MM 3/8C REVERSE CUTTINGTHESE ARE NEW AND IN SEALED BOX WITH PLASTIC INTACT.

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Is it legal to sell expired medical supplies such as suture?

Resolved Question:

Is it legal to sell expired medical supplies such as suture material? I work at a University and need to purchase suture material for my students to learn how to put stitches in and tie knots. I was recently contacted by an individual offering to sell me suture material for educational purposes only and I’m just wondering if this is legal. Thank you!!

Submitted: 6 years ago.

Category: Consumer Protection Law

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Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 6 years ago.

There are no laws preventing the sales of these expired supplies as long as they are not intended to be used on live patients and are for educational purposes. The only laws would be the FDA prohibition on selling expired items to medical providers for use on patients or live human subjects.

Then I found this.

Sell Medical Supplies

If your excess inventory is new and in the original manufacturers’ packaging, we want to buy your medical supplies!

Simply fill out our form below with your information and provide the item description, price, and quantity of the products you would like to sell. You can also attach an Excel spreadsheet for your convenience.

Please make sure to include the manufacturer, product description, unit of measure and quantity of all items. Please include the expiration date(s) if you would like to sell medical supplies that are perishable. This company listed what they will buy.

  • Alcohol Pads
  • Band-Aids
  • Batteries
  • Blood Pressure Products
  • Adult & Baby Briefs
  • Catheters
  • Crutches
  • Cups
  • Diabetic Products
  • Diagnostic Products
  • Diapers
  • Durable Medical Products
  • Endomechanical Products
  • Exam Tables – Manual & Power
  • Feminine Hygiene
  • Gauze Products
  • Gloves
  • Gowns
  • Health & Beauty Aids
  • Household Products
  • ID Bands
  • Isolation Gowns
  • Masks
  • Medical Equipment
  • Medical-Surgical Disposables
  • Non-Wovens
  • Ortho Items
  • Paper Products
  • Plastics
  • Re-usable Scrubs
  • Surgical Tapes
  • Sutures
  • Syringes and Needles
  • Tissues
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels
  • Trash Bags
  • Underpads
  • Walkers
  • Wheelchairs

So what about mesh?


  • Price:
  • $425.00 USD [convert]
  • Condition:
  • New
  • Date updated:
  • July 05, 2016
  • In Stock:
  • Yes
  • Est. Shipping (US):
  • $8.00

THIS IS A 14″ X 9″ COVIDIEN SURGIPRO MONOFILAMENT POLYPROPOLENE MESH. THIS IS REF:SPMM-149

THIS HAS AN EXPIRATION DATE OF 2018-06. THERE ARE THREE PIECES IN THE BOX.

I am giving you the two links if you want to read more on their sites, but like it or not, they can legally sell anything medical and I have to wonder once it passes hands, where does it go. Yes, medical students need to practice to learn and they need products for teaching, but there is always a bad side to every story. Once it changes hands, who is responsible to make sure none of it is used in humans? Well there is a site called Quackwatch and there is plenty of underhanded and bad things going on. This is the link. http://www.quackwatch.com/02ConsumerProtection/insfraud.html

So regardless of our concerns, this practice will continue and there is nothing we can do about it. Does it save money to resell outdated items? Yes I am sure it saves the person who sets up the teaching, but is the savings worth it? That is an ethical question, no one will answer.

If you missed the blog about suture recall, here it is. http://www.meshangels.com/johnson-johnson-suture-recall/

Here are the links as promised.

https://www.hospitaloverstock.net/sell-medical-supplies/

https://www.medicalmaterials.com/faqs.html#Is_the_redistribution

2 Responses

  1. Nollene
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    Cannot seem to find the information on how to report to the FDA

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