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FDA panel recommends sterilization of scopes linked to superbugs
Los Angeles Business Journal

A panel of medical experts convened by the Food and Drug Administration has recommended more intensified cleaning of medical scopes linked to deadly outbreaks of “superbugs” at several U.S. hospitals, including two in Los Angeles.

The 16-member panel concluded Friday that the duodenoscopes in question should not be removed from the market because they help perform life-saving procedures, but should be sterilized before reuse, according to the Wall Street Journal.