The FDA Continues to Remind Facilities of the Importance of Following Duodenoscope Reprocessing Instructions: FDA Safety Communication Summary of Problem and Scope Update: Information on the Duodenoscope Contamination Rate from the Postmarket Surveillance Studies On October 5, 2015, the FDA ordered all three manufacturers (Fujifilm Medical Systems USA, Inc, Olympus Medical Systems Corporation, Pentax of […]

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(Reuters) – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Monday proposed creating a new fast track to market for certain medical devices and a potential reduction in the amount of safety data required for approval. Commissioner Scott Gottlieb announced the proposal in a blog posted on the FDA’s website. If implemented, it could save device […]

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The vaginal speculum – that creepy looking metal device used to examine the vagina and cervix – has remained largely unchanged since the 19th century. But a team of female designers in San Francisco is looking to give the unfriendly implement a new design. In an interview with Wired, the designers described the hazards of […]

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You could reasonably ask what a man nearing 60 was doing having a tattoo. It’s a question I’ve asked myself many times over the past few years. The best I can come up with is that it seemed like a good idea at the time. I was on holiday with friends in Spain, my son […]

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