The Food and Drug Administration, already under fire for its response to superbug outbreaks at U.S. hospitals, has tried and failed twice to get medical scope manufacturers to prove their controversial devices can be cleaned of deadly bacteria.
Three years ago, Japanese electronics giant Olympus Corp. was in crisis amid a massive accounting scandal and plunging sales of its signature cameras.
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center said it's investigating whether patients with superbug infections are linked to contaminated medical scopes, similar to a recent outbreak at UCLA.
Following a superbug outbreak at UCLA, the family of a 48-year-old patient who died there has sued a medical device maker for wrongful death.
In the first lawsuit stemming from the superbug outbreak at UCLA, an 18-year-old patient accused a major healthcare device maker of negligence for selling a medical scope prone to spreading deadly bacteria.
For the second time in two years, California regulators slammed HMO giant Kaiser Permanente for causing mental health patients, including some who were severely depressed or suicidal, to endure long delays for treatment.
The head of the UCLA Health System, who has been confronting public concerns related to a bacterial outbreak at one of its hospitals, is leaving for a high-profile job in Pennsylvania.
Health insurance giant Anthem Inc. said 13.5 million Californians were affected by the company's massive data breach that was disclosed earlier this month.