A Closer Look At The Senate’s Investigation Of Tainted Medical Scopes

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A Senate investigation recently found that 16 hospitals around the U.S. failed to file mandatory paperwork with the federal government after patients at their hospitals became infected or died from the use of tainted medical scopes.

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in 2008 in Los Angeles, California. Last year, seven patients were infected and three patients died as a result of tainted medical scopes there. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in 2008 in Los Angeles, California. Last year, seven patients were infected and three patients died as a result of tainted medical scopes there. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

KHN’s Chad Terhune, who reported on the story for the Los Angeles Times, was interviewed on KCRW’s Press Play With Madeleine Brand show about the investigation and steps the scope maker is taking to stop the infections.

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