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Pentax, Hospital Targeted in Duodenoscope-Related Suit

Family of woman who died in 2013 claims wrongful death.

Posted 09/03/15 | Post a comment

Common Pre-op Tests Not Needed Before Most Operations

Study suggests more than 90% of bleeding disorder screenings are a waste of healthcare resources.

Posted 09/02/15 | Post a comment

News & Notes

Posted 08/31/15 | Post a comment

California Doc Implanted Unapproved IUDs in Unknowing Patients

The gynecologist allegedly bought the devices online and billed insurers for FDA-approved ones instead.

Posted 08/31/15 | 5 comments

American Nurses Association Calls for 'Zero Tolerance' Policy for Bullying, Workplace Violence

About half of all nurses experience harmful actions from peers or supervisors while at work, the organization says.

Posted 08/31/15 | Post a comment

FDA Alert: Becton-Dickinson Syringes May Degrade Stored Drugs

Company is alerting customers about 3 ml and 5 ml syringes.

Posted 08/28/15 | 2 comments

Dirty Surgical Equipment May Have Been Used On 12,000 Pediatric Patients

Seattle Children's Hospital advises those who visited its surgery center to get tested for hepatitis, HIV.

Posted 08/27/15 | Post a comment

UCLA Tests New Scope-Cleaning Machine on Duodenoscopes

The washer's thorough cleaning process could help reduce superbug outbreaks caused by dirty scopes.

Posted 08/26/15 | 3 comments

Chilling E-mail Keeps Former Surgeon Behind Bars

He told employee he planned to become a "cold blooded killer."

Posted 08/25/15 | 1 comment

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