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Olympus says new steps needed to clean medical scopes of dangerous bugs
Olympus says new steps needed to clean medical scopes of dangerous bugs

Olympus Corp., the maker of medical scopes linked to recent deadly superbug outbreaks, reversed course Thursday and said it was issuing an urgent update on how the device should be cleaned. Under fire from lawmakers, hospitals and doctors, the Japanese company said it had sent revised instructions to medical facilities across the U.S. that included extra steps to ensure that the reusable scope was disinfected. The company, which is the dominant supplier of the scopes, urged hospitals to begin taking the additional cleaning measures as soon as possible. Both Olympus and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration have been repeatedly criticized for the recent superbug outbreaks at UCLA Ronald...

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