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Antibiotic-Resistant ‘Superbug’ Found At LA-Area Hospital

A Los Angeles-area hospital said that some of its patients contracted an antibiotic-resistant “superbug” that has been linked to a type of medical scope and infected dozens of people around the country.

08/20/2015

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Report: Pasadena Hospital Tied To Another Outbreak From Tainted Scopes

Officials at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena may be dealing with a superbug outbreak found on the same type of medical scopes that have caused these infections across the country, the Los Angeles Times reports.

08/19/2015

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Medical Scope Maker Blamed For Superbug Outbreak Updates Sterilization Procedures

The maker of medical scopes linked to a potentially deadly “superbug” outbreak at two Los Angeles hospitals has issued an “urgent safety notification” to health providers detailing new procedures on how to disinfect the equipment.

03/26/2015

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SoCal Lawmaker Targets Scope Maker At Center Of ‘Superbug’ Issues

A Southland lawmaker is seeking details from the manufacturer of medical scopes that have been linked to several “superbug” bacteria outbreaks at U.S. hospitals

03/24/2015

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Third Lawsuit Filed Against Endoscope Maker In UCLA Superbug Outbreak

A third patient is suing a medical device maker, blaming the company for the superbug that recently broke out at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, infecting at least seven patients and killing two.

03/17/2015

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FDA Wants More Information On Scopes Linked To ‘Superbug’ Outbreaks

Federal health officials are stepping up their oversight of medical scopes linked to potentially fatal “superbug” outbreaks.

03/12/2015

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Tainted Medical Devices At Cedars-Sinai Linked To 2nd Superbug Outbreak

Officials with Cedars-Sinai are reaching out to more than 70 patients who underwent endoscopic procedures between August and February.

03/04/2015

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Reports: No FDA Approval For Device At Center Of UCLA Superbug Outbreak

A piece of medical equipment blamed for a so-called “superbug” outbreak at UCLA Medical Center was reportedly never approved for sale to hospitals by the Food and Drug Administration.

03/04/2015

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KNX Spotlight: Superbugs

Superbugs: how do you get them? How can you avoid them?

02/26/2015

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Torrance Lawmaker Wants Answers From FDA In Wake Of Superbug Outbreak

A California congressman wants answers from the Food and Drug Administration in the wake of superbug infections at a local hospital now linked to contaminated medical scopes.

02/25/2015

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18-Year-Old Patient Sues Medical Device Maker Over Superbug Outbreak

An 18-year-old patient is suing a medical device maker, blaming the company for the superbug which broke out recently at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, which infected at least seven patients and killed two.

02/25/2015

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Rep. Ted Lieu Wants Hearing On Superbug Outbreak

A California congressman wants an investigation into what the Food and Drug Administration is doing to prevent additional superbug infections after a deadly outbreak at a Los Angeles hospital linked to contaminated medical scopes.

02/23/2015

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Finger-Pointing, Lawsuits Likely To Follow ‘Superbug’ Scare

With an antibiotic-resistant “superbug” outbreak connected to its facility, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center stopped short of pointing a finger at the manufacturer of a medical instrument believed to have spread the deadly germs.

02/20/2015

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Superbug Survivor Fights For Open Reporting Of Hospital Infections

This week’s report of a drug-resistant infection killing two patients, and infecting at least seven more at UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center, had a Sherman Oaks woman recalling her own bout with a so-called “superbug.”

02/19/2015

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Questions, Concerns Continue To Grow After Nearly 200 Patients Exposed To Superbug

There were growing questions and concerns Thursday about the transmission of a superbug bacteria that was exposed to nearly 200 patients at the UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center.

02/19/2015

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