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FDA Gives Hospitals More Time to Transition from Steris SS1
Health Leaders Media - Scott Wallask

After further consideration, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has extended the deadline to 18 months for hospitals to transition away from using the Steris System 1® (SS1) processor. Previously, FDA officials said the transition could be made within three to six months. But after hearing from hospitals and others in the industry, the “FDA now understands that a three-to-six-month transition period may present significant difficulties for some healthcare facilities, which could, in turn, adversely affect patient care,” the agency said.

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