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FDA Issues Guidelines to Reduce Deadly Infection Rate from Contaminated Duodenoscopes

hospital-acquired infections from contaminated duodenoscopes concern the FDAThe FDA will enforce stricter guidelines for reusable medical instruments in an attempt to reduce the spread of hospital-acquired infections, the AP reports. Federal health officials hope to prevent more hospital-based outbreaks like those that occurred recently at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA.

Although the FDA began working on the new guidelines in 2011, it has accelerated its pace due to the recent ...

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