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Department of Surgery. "The companies need to know today if a stapler failed. So, if one fails tomorrow, they can start putting the pieces together." The FDA says it will issue a draft guidance for public comment later this year, which will describe the proposed recommendations to manufacturers of surgical staplers and staples for internal use about information to include on their product labeling. Dr. Schwaitzberg sees the need for a better system of reporting device failures. "It's not that staplers are falling apart left and right every day. We just have to have a will and a commitment to a culture of safety," he says. "And the healthcare community needs to com- mit to having a workable, straightforward, transparent reporting process so that we can clearly understand whether there are devices that need to be improved." OSM A P R I L 2 0 1 9 • O U T PA T I E N T S U R G E R Y. N E T • 3 3

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