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FDA advisory panel to investigate duodenoscope safety
Modern Healthcare

The Food and Drug Administration received 142 reports of possible infections of patients undergoing procedures with the type of medical scope responsible for outbreaks at two medical centers over the past six months.

The figure was included in a report issued in advance of a two-day FDA advisory committee meeting scheduled May 14-15 that will examine the efficacy of the cleaning processes for duodenoscopes recommended by their manufacturers.