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Senate Report Says FDA Fails to Ensure Medical Devices Are Safe

America’s system for ensuring that medical devices are safe failed at every turn when dirty endoscopes began spreading deadly superbugs.
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America’s system for ensuring that medical devices are safe failed at every turn when dirty endoscopes began spreading deadly superbugs, according to a Senate investigation released today.

The report, from Senator Patty Murray, a Washington Democrat, blames device manufacturers, hospitals, and the Food and Drug Administration for infections that sickened at least 250 people worldwide since 2012 and that may have contributed to dozens of deaths.