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Superbug Outbreak Prompts FDA To Seek Data From Devicemakers
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FDA has asked manufacturers of ERCP medical endoscopes to provide evidence that their recommended disinfection protocols work to reduce contamination risks after an outbreak of a superbug at a California hospital caused the death of two patients, Modern Healthcare reports.

The announcement was made by FDA Chief Scientist Stephen Ostroff, who will become acting FDA commissioner at the end of March when current Commissioner Margaret Hamburg steps down (Ross Johnson, Modern Healthcare, 2/26).