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‘No Plans’ To Change Duodenoscope Cleaning Guide, But Cooperating With FDA, Pentax Says

This article was originally published in The Gray Sheet

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While Olympus has already updated its cleaning protocol in response to outbreak of bacterial infections and FDA recommendations, another duodenoscope maker, Pentax, says it has no specific plans to change instructions or designs for its devices. An FDA panel met May 14-15 to discuss duodenoscope safety and make recommendations.

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