April 18, 2019

FDA continues efforts to assess duodenoscope contamination risk

By: Judy Mathias
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Editor’s Note

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on April 12 announced that it is taking steps to implement additional regulatory actions, including consulting with federal health experts, on how to reduce the risks of contamination and infections linked to duodenoscopes.

The agency is also collaborating with manufacturers of disposable duodenoscopes that would make reprocessing unnecessary, and they are collaborating on new duodenoscope designs that may lower contamination risks.

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