FDA Tightens Rules on Endoscopes Tied to 'Superbug' Outbreaks

March 12, 2015 9:00 PM

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THURSDAY, March 12, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday issued final recommendations for the cleaning and sterilization of medical devices used in invasive procedures.

The updated rules, first proposed in 2011, were released in response to last month's reports of seven serious infections and two deaths at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles, which were caused by duodenoscopes contaminated with a "superbug." On March 4, four similar "superbug" infectio...

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