Findings on tainted medical scopes

In a U.S. Sen­ate in­vest­ig­a­tion re­leased Wed­nes­day, in­vest­ig­at­ors said they had found 25 out­breaks — in­clud­ing two in Los Angeles — linked to a device known as a duo­den­o­scope, far more than pre­vi­ously re­por­ted.

And they said that nu­mer­ous flaws in the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment’s over­sight of med­ic­al devices are con­tinu­ing to put pa­tients at risk “with life-threat­en­ing con­sequences.”

Sources: U.S. Senate