FDA Updates

The following lists most of the FDA’s recently issued updates, safety communications and alerts discussing the manual and automated cleaning and disinfection of side-viewing duodenoscopes (or, ERCP endoscopes). Recommendations provided by the CDC and Olympus America, among others, are also 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 …

USA TODAY: “Deadly bacteria on medical scopes trigger infections”

The USA TODAY article that everyone in the field is talking about: “Deadly bacteria on medical scopes trigger infections” (By: Peter Eisler, 6:21 p.m. EST January 21, 2015) Important quotes from this article: “It’s fair to ask whether the FDA Read More …