Alarmed By Superbug Outbreak, Senator Wants More Information On Tainted Scopes
Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) is asking device manufacturer Olympus for details on how it fixed the scopes that led to an outbreak last year.
Los Angeles Times:
U.S. Senator Seeks Data On Infection Outbreak Linked To 'Repaired' Olympus Scope
Saying she was alarmed by a new superbug outbreak, a U.S. senator on Tuesday asked Olympus for data showing its redesigned medical scope was safe. In a letter, Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) asked the Japanese device manufacturer for more information about a recent outbreak that sickened five patients in Europe. (Peterson, 4/4)
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