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Judge Orders New Olympus Trial Over Superbug Death

By Chad Terhune This article first appeared January 19, 2018 on Kaiser Health News. A Seattle judge said Olympus Corp. failed to properly disclose internal emails that raised safety concerns about a redesigned medical scope as early as 2008, several years before the device was publicly tied to deadly superbug outbreaks. Citing those “willful discovery violations” by the Japanese device ...

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Endoscope Cleaning Machine Tied to Superbugs Still Being Used

When going in for a medical procedure, you probably want to be certain the doctor’s instruments are clean. Following a recent turnabout by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, that certainty may be a little harder to come by. Six months ago, the regulator said a machine tied by a U.S. Senate report to a deadly superbug outbreak should be taken off the market “as ...

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