Considerations Not Addressed in the FDA’s Communication Discussing Olympus’ New Instructions for Reprocessing the TJF-Q180V Duodenoscope

March 27, 2015 — On March 26, 2015, the FDA issued a safety communication: Olympus Validates New Reprocessing Instructions for Model TJF-Q180V Duodenoscopes — click here. This Olympus safety communication — which is directed to users of the Olympus TJF-Q180V...

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THE LOS ANGELES TIMES: “Scope maker Olympus faces scrutiny over patient deaths, infections”

An interesting article about the FDA, business, potential conflicts of interest and hospital safety in “The Los Angeles Times” (March 1, 2015): “Scope maker Olympus faces scrutiny over patient deaths, infections” — click here. Quote “Olympus is almost like a Read More …

THE SEATTLE TIMES: “Undisclosed superbug sickened dozens at Virginia Mason”

The Seattle Times: “Undisclosed superbug sickened dozens at Virginia Mason” (January 22, 2015) An outbreak of multidrug-resistant superbugs spread by contaminated endoscopes infected at least 35 patients at Virginia Mason Medical Center between 2012 and 2014. Neither the hospital nor Read More …