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2. Medical Device Manufacturers Association, www.medicaldevices.org/public/alert/2001/agenda.asp.

3. GAO report, p. 19, www.gao.gov.

4. ibid.

5. GAO report, pp. 7-8, www.gao.gov.

6. GAO report, p.8, www.gao.gov.

7. GAO report, p. 10, www.gao.gov.

8. GAO report, p. 11, www.gao.gov.

9. ibid.

10. US Surgical Corp vs. Orris, Inc. 5 F. Supp.2d 1201 at 1207.

11. GAO report, p. 11, www.gao.gov.

12. ibid.

13. GAO report, p. 12, www.gao.gov.

14. www.cdc.gov/ncidod/hip/sterile/sterilgp.htm.

15. GAO report, p. 12, www.gao.gov.

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19. GAO report, p. 15, www.gao.gov.

20. ibid.

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"Matching the Disinfectant to the Job," by Michelle Gardner,page 14.

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"Avoiding Healthcare's Hazards: An Occupational Health Update,"by John Furman, page 36.

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