Stories about medical offices that fail to properly sterilize their equipment or don't properly dispose of medical waste are rare. However, there are instances in which acts of malpractice can lead to unspeakable tragedies. Fortunately, there is an entire industry devoted to regulatory compliance and the safe disposal of medical waste. In the following video, health-care analyst Max Macaluso discusses one of the dominant players in this essential behind-the-scenes industry.

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