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Hospital waste, not wasted

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Hospitals throw out millions of dollars worth of unused medical supplies every year. They're outdated, somebody ordered too much, infection control protocols. Whatever. Tons of supplies wind up in landfills -- but non-profit groups are collecting more and more useful items and shipping them to developing countries. As part of a collaboration with Northeast public radio stations, Josie Huang of Maine Public Radio reports.

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