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A Killer on the Loose

Investigation into the CRE outbreak at UCLA underscores the need for increased scrutiny of medical devices by the FDA before approving them for use on patients.

Categories: Hospital Infections/ Superbugs
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Reports to Feds on deadly bacteria outbreaks arrived late

This system of filing these (MDR) reports is the only thing in place that can tell us that devices are having problems, (and) … it often puts the interests of (device) manufacturers and the hospitals ahead of the public,” says Lisa McGiffert, who heads the Safe Patient Project at Consumers Union, the publisher of Consumer Reports. “It’s a pretty weak system.”

Categories: Hip and Knee Replacement, Hospital Infections/ Superbugs
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5 Reasons Why Duodenoscope Problems Matter

Duodenoscopes have contributed to deadly CRE infection outbreaks across the country. Learn how to protect yourself.

Categories: Hip and Knee Replacement, Medical Errors
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