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FDA toughens rules on reusable medical devices

It issues new requirements on testing procedures in the wake of news that two people had died in California hospital from deadly bacteria traced to duodenoscopes

Officials at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles reported that five patients had fallen ill and two had died from what they said were contaminated scopes.


THE US Food and Drug Administration said it is toughening testing procedures for manufacturers of reusable medical devices.

It issued the new requirements on Thursday in the wake of news that two people in a Los Angeles hospital had died from a deadly bacteria traced to