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Mar 27

Superbug Scopes Get Updated Cleaning Procedures

By Joe Messa

Duodenoscopes manufactured by Olympus Corporation (dubbed “superbug scopes”) have recently been blamed for the spread of an antibiotic resistant “superbug” called Carbapenem-resistant enterobacteriaceae (CRE) that killed two patients at the UCLA medical center in California. The scopes are used in exploratory endoscopic procedures and investigations have revealed that the scopes’ design, full of grooves and […]

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Jan 27

FDA Issues Warning Related to Drugs that Contain Acetaminophen

By Joe Messa

Philadelphia personal injury attorneys advise patients that the Food and Drug Administration has warned health professionals to be cautious when prescribing drugs that contain more than 325 milligrams of acetaminophen per tablet, capsule, or other dosage unit. Too much acetaminophen can result in an acetaminophen overdose, which can lead to severe liver damage and subsequent […]

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Oct 30

Regulations of Compounding Pharmacies Debated in the Wake of National Meningitis Scare

By Joe Messa

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health says the compounding pharmacy, New England Compounding Center, tied to a widespread fungal meningitis outbreak had dirty floors and a leaky boiler. Inspectors also reported finding lapses in the use and maintenance of autoclaves, machines designed to kill any potential contaminant, at NECC. The safety issues may have compromised […]

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