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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. and its role in recent superbug outbreaks at UCLA and other 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 also are seeking information about Olympus from hospitals that used its scopes and experienced deadly outbreaks of antibiotic-resistant bacteria in patients. Rando Wick, an attorney representing Virginia Mason Medical Center in Seattle, said the hospital received a...

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