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Friday, September 18, 2015  
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Medical Device Safety and Recalls:
Infections Associated with Reprocessed Flexible Bronchoscopes - FDA Safety Communication

September 17th, 2015

Today the FDA issued the Safety Communication, "Infections Associated with Reprocessed Flexible Bronchoscopes to share recommendations to mitigate the risk of infection transmission associated with bronchoscope use.  In this communication, the FDA is alerting the health care community to recent reports of infections associated with reprocessed bronchoscopes and provides recommendations to health care facilities and staff, notably that they strictly adhere to the manufacturer’s reprocessing instructions in the labeling.


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