No FDA Approval For Device At Center Of UCLA Superbug Outbreak « CBS Los Angeles

March 4, 2015 6:27 PM

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No FDA Approval For Device At Center Of UCLA Superbug Outbreak « CBS Los Angeles

WESTWOOD (CBSLA.com) — A piece of medical equipment blamed for a so-called “superbug” outbreak at UCLA Medical Center was never approved for sale to hospitals by the Food and Drug Administration, according to reports.

KNX 1070’s Pete Demetriou reports an endoscope manufactured by the Olympus company had approval for a prior version, but made changes that were never even submitted for FDA approval.

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