Below are a few of the testimonials about Dr. Muscarella and his work. (Because of his commitment to confidentiality, names are provided only if the comment had been previously publicized.)

“Great job Sen. Murray and thanks Larry for getting her attention and protecting the lives of our patients with your work!” — A gastrointestinal register nurse (and manufacturer’s representative)

“Thanks so much and have a great day.  Thanks also for your passion for the safe care of the endoscopy patient!” — A clinical practice operating-room specialist


“Dr. Muscarella, As always, THANK YOU for your efforts and expertise chronicling infection control, transmission, investigations, revelations and insight into solutions. Your site and efforts have single-handedly provided a “One-Stop Go-To” resource allowing medical practitioners, patients, regulators, researchers, stakeholders, attorneys, etc., a most valuable and time-saving reference. You are deserving of the highest award in public service.” — LR (formally of the FDA)

“Dr. Muscarella was the driving force and issued the alert regarding the dangers of spreading CRE with flexible retrograde endoscopes.” — Health Watch USA

“You write blockbuster information in your blog. You are a true star among scientists and journalists.” — A New York newspaper columnist

“Thank you for continued, dedicated and important work.” — An ex-FDA employee

“We want to recognize the efforts of Lawrence Muscarella. … We need more safety advocates like (Dr.) Muscarella. … (He is a) tireless advocate for endoscope safety.” — A legal representative

“You are a good man and truly committed to the cause of safe patient care and trying to help us, as nurses, to give it.  Keep it up we need people like you to help make the difference!” — Anonymous

“Dr. Muscarella’s articles are always insightful. He not only provides the rationale for the issues at hand, but also gives the science behind them that makes it easier to implement changes when necessary.  I look forward to each of his excellent discussions.” — Jan, a nurse

“I salute you for your fight and efforts to improve the awareness to the risks the endoscopes and their reprocessing represent. To me you are like (Ignaz Philipp) Semmelweis who fought for hand hygiene.” — A dedicated healthcare practitioner in the Middle East

“Many thanks to you for the painstaking and diligent work that you do.” — A manufacturer’s representative

“Thank you very much for your extraordinary review of the (manuscript submitted to our medical journal for publication). I am sure that all your fruitful observations will be of great assistance to the authors in order to improve the overall quality of this article. We look forward to counting on your expertise to review future papers to our journal.” — A medical journal’s editor

“This is really great information and I truly cannot thank you enough for sharing with me/us!”  — A director of sterile processing

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