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QUOTED. 14 May 2019. Sen. Patty Murray.

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US Sen. Patty Murray, the ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, has demanded answers from three duodenoscope-makers on whether closed-channel duodenoscopes remain safe, given recent findings of high contamination rates by the FDA. See what she wrote here.

“While important steps have been taken to reduce outbreaks, it is unacceptable that one in 20 patients who undergo a procedure using a duodenoscope may acquire an infection as a result of [medical] procedures – even when hospitals have followed cleaning instructions properly.” – Patty Murray, US senator, D-WA

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