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2 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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U.S. health regulator issues new cleaning guide for superbug-prone device

Health care facilities that use duodenoscopes should meticulously follow the manufacturer's cleaning instructions, the Food and Drug Administration said in a safety update. Duodenoscopes are flexible, lighted tubes inserted down the throat during a procedure called endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) used to drain fluids from blocked pancreatic and biliary ducts. Seven patients at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center were ...

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2 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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Cilantro Contaminated With Feces, Toilet Paper Sickens Hundreds

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5 HOURS AGO - Seattle Times

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FDA urges additional steps to prevent ‘superbugs’ on scopes

Food and Drug Administration officials on Tuesday issued additional guidelines aimed at preventing infections like those tied to tainted medical scopes at Seattle’s Virginia Mason Medical Center.

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6 HOURS AGO - Yahoo! News

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FDA to revise Novartis' Gilenya label to reflect brain infection risk

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it will update the label of Novartis AG's multiple sclerosis drug, Gilenya, after cases of serious brain infections were linked with its use. A case of definite progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML) and a case of probable PML have been reported with the use of the drug, a first in patients not ...

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7 HOURS AGO - Seattle Times

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FDA lays out extra steps to clean scopes linked to ‘superbug’ outbreaks

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health officials laid out extra safety measures that hospitals can take to clean specialized medical scopes that have been linked to sometimes deadly bacterial outbreaks across the U.S. However, Food and Drug Administration officials acknowledged on Tuesday that not all hospitals have the staff, expertise and resources to take the steps, […]

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