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Medical Device Reps Are Often In The O.R., Raising Concerns About Influence

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By Sandra G. Boodman, Kaiser Health News They are a little-known presence in many operating rooms, offering technical expertise to surgeons installing new knees, implanting cardiac defibrillators or performing delicate spine surgery. Often called device reps — or by the more cumbersome and less transparent moniker “health-care industry representatives” — these salespeople ...

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