Murray Asks Duodenoscope Makers How They Will Address Safety Issues

By Beth Wang / May 10, 2019 at 4:46 PM
Senate health committee ranking Democrat Patty Murray (WA) sent letters to three duodenoscope makers -- Olympus, Pentax and Fujifilm -- asking about their plans to respond to FDA’s findings that the number of high-concern organisms found on reprocessed duodenoscopes is nearly 2.5% more than what the agency originally reported back in 2018. Murray says she remains concerned about the risk of infection posed by devices and is committed to ensuring rigorous oversight of their safety. She asks each manufacturer to...

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