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  • FDA says firms have twice failed to show scopes can be rid of superbugs

    FDA says firms have twice failed to show scopes can be rid of superbugs
    The Food and Drug Administration, already under fire for its response to superbug outbreaks at U.S. hospitals, has tried and failed twice to get medical scope manufacturers to prove their controversial devices can be cleaned of deadly bacteria.
  • Cedars-Sinai probing whether superbug infections are tied to scopes

    Cedars-Sinai probing whether superbug infections are tied to scopes
    Cedars-Sinai Medical Center said it's investigating whether patients with superbug infections are linked to contaminated medical scopes, similar to a recent outbreak at UCLA. The well-known Los Angeles hospital said it hasn't determined whether the...

    Suits filed against scope maker in superbug infection

    Two lawsuits target the maker of a medical scope linked to the outbreak of a superbug at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. Attorney Pete Kaufman filed suit Monday on behalf of 18-year-old Aaron Young, who remains hospitalized after becoming infected,...

    UCLA outbreak: Family of 48-year-old who died sues scope maker

    UCLA outbreak: Family of 48-year-old who died sues scope maker
    Following a superbug outbreak at UCLA, the family of a 48-year-old patient who died there has sued a medical device maker for wrongful death. The family of Antonia Torres Cerda sued Olympus Corp. of the Americas on Wednesday in Los Angeles County...

    Patient, 18, sues medical-scope maker tied to UCLA superbug outbreak

    Patient, 18, sues medical-scope maker tied to UCLA superbug outbreak
    In the first lawsuit stemming from the superbug outbreak at UCLA, an 18-year-old patient accused a major healthcare device maker of negligence for selling a medical scope prone to spreading deadly bacteria. Aaron Young, a high-school student still...