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Sen. Murray Prods Duodenoscope-Makers On Continued Contamination Issues

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Sen. Patty Murray sent a letter this week to the three sole US duodenoscope-makers – Olympus, Fujifilm and Pentax – asking the firms to bring the contamination rates on their scopes down to between 0% and 1%. Murray's letter pointed to recent “troubling findings” from the FDA on rates of contamination from high-concern organisms.

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