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  • Olympus says new steps needed to clean medical scopes of dangerous bugs

    Olympus Corp., the manufacturer of a medical scope linked to recent deadly superbug outbreaks, reversed course Thursday and said it was issuing an urgent update on how the device should be cleaned.
  • Lawmaker says it's 'unfair' for Olympus to profit from superbug outbreaks

    A federal lawmaker said it's wrong for device-maker Olympus Corp. to profit from recent superbug outbreaks as hospitals buy more of the company's scopes in response. Monday, U.S. Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Los Angeles) asked the company to donate scopes to...

    Third Olympus suit filed over 'superbug' outbreak

    Third Olympus suit filed over 'superbug' outbreak
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another patient has sued the maker of a medical scope linked to a deadly "superbug" outbreak at Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center. It's the third lawsuit against Olympus Corp. of the Americas, whose American headquarters is in...

    New lawsuits filed against scope maker in deadly UCLA superbug outbreak

    New lawsuits filed against scope maker in deadly UCLA superbug outbreak
    In response to the superbug outbreak at UCLA, the family of a 41-year-old patient who died in January has sued a medical device maker for wrongful death. The family of Silvia Patricia Aroche sued Olympus Corp. of the Americas on Friday in Los Angeles...

    Another patient sues scope maker over 'superbug' outbreak

    Another patient has sued the maker of a medical scope linked to a deadly "superbug" outbreak at Ronald Regan UCLA Medical Center. It's the third lawsuit against Olympus Corp. of the Americas, which makes a hard-to-clean specialized endoscope involved...