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Justice Department investigates scope maker Olympus over superbug outbreaks
Justice Department investigates scope maker Olympus over superbug outbreaks

The Justice Department is investigating embattled scope maker Olympus Corp. in connection with recent superbug outbreaks at U.S. hospitals. The Japanese company said it received a subpoena in March from federal investigators that "seeks information relating to duodenoscopes that Olympus manufactures and sells." The company disclosed the inquiry in a financial filing this month. Federal prosecutors are also seeking information about Olympus from hospitals that used its scopes and later experienced outbreaks. Rando Wick, an attorney representing Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, said the hospital received a federal subpoena about a month ago seeking information and...

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