Federal Authorities Impose New Rules on Endoscopes

March 13, 2015 1:54 PM

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Federal Authorities Impose New Rules on Endoscopes

Federal authorities are imposing new cleaning and testing requirements on the makers of endoscopes, the medical devices that have caused scores of infections and some deaths from drug-resistant bacteria.

But the officials, from the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, are still trying to figure out precisely what went wrong in the most recent bacterial outbreak at the University of California, Los Angeles, Health System three weeks ago.

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