France issues endoscopic forceps manufacturer list:
This article was originally published in Clinica
The French healthcare products safety agency, AFSSAPS, has published a list on its website of manufacturers of endoscopic biopsy forceps available on its market for digestive surgery. The agency has just banned the reuse of these products due to the fear of infection, and particularly the risk of the transmission of new variant Creuzfeldt-Jakob disease. The ban on reuse comes into effect on August 18 (see Clinica No 964, p 3).