FDA to ask Reusable Device Manufacturers to provide Safety Data

March 13, 2015 12:59 PM

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In the wake of criticism the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently faced for inappropriate response to infections spread by contaminated medical scopes, the health agency said on Thursday that it will make it mandatory for manufacturers of certain reusable devices to provide data to prove they can be cleaned reliably.

The agency also revealed in an announcement about its plans to entrust a panel of experts with the responsibility to study the safety issues with duodenoscopes. The panel is likely to be convened in May. It must be noted that these are the devices responsible for the recent outbreaks of a drug-resis...

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