FDA updates safety alert for 'superbug' scopes

March 5, 2015 12:10 PM

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FDA updates safety alert for 'superbug' scopes

U.S. health regulators issued an updated safety alert on Wednesday for endoscopes linked to drug-resistant "superbug" bacteria in California hospitals.

The Food and Drug Administration said it was not recommending that healthcare providers cancel procedures performed with a duodenoscope for patients who need them.

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