As super bug spreads, FDA admits suspect scope wasn’t approved

March 5, 2015 6:19 PM

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The Food and Drug Administration didn’t get back to me in time for my story on Wednesday on the dangerous super bacteria known as CRE.

But yesterday, as the CRE outbreak in Los Angeles spread, the agency did respond to the Palm Beach Post’s inquiries, confirming a report that leaked out on CNN that the endoscopy device in question – TJF-Q180V duodenoscope- was sold without approval.

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