Olympus says new steps needed to clean medical scopes of dangerous bugs

March 27, 2015 12:43 AM

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Olympus Corp., the maker of medical scopes linked to recent deadly superbug outbreaks, reversed course Thursday and said it was issuing an urgent update on how the device should be cleaned.

Under fire from lawmakers, hospitals and doctors, the Japanese company said it had sent revised instructions to medical facilities across the U.S. that included extra steps to ensure that the reusable scope was disinfected.

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