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FDA to speed up rules on cleaning endoscopes

Move follows criticism after superbug outbreak in California hospital

Officials at a press conference at UCLA's Ronald Reagan Medical Center in Los Angeles. The superbug outbreak may have exposed 179 patients to a potentially deadly, drug-resistant strain of bacteria.


THE US Food and Drug Administration is working to speed label changes for medical devices linked to a "superbug" outbreak in California, possibly to include new warnings and more stringent cleaning and disinfecting instructions, a senior official said.

Last week the FDA...

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