3/4/2015 two more hospitals, one in L.A. and another in Hartford
Connecticut, reported patients had become infected with CRE. 4 were infected and
67 at risk at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in L.A. and another 5 infected and
280 at risk in Hartford Connecticut.
3/4/2015 A duodenoscope was also responsible for CRE infections at Wisconsin hospitals in 2013 but was
not reported. Jennifer Miller, a communications specialist with
Wisconsin's state health department, said the state did not notify the
FDA or the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about the
outbreak or that the scopes appeared to be the source of those
infections because it isn't required to do so.
3/4/2015 Another story says that the duodenoscopes that caused the CRE
infections at the UCLA Medical Center and were sold by Olympus were
modified and sold without notifying the FDA 90 days prior as required
Rep. Ted Lieu, a newly elected Democratic congressman who represents
part of Los Angeles, said Wednesday he's considering legislation that
would require states to report superbug outbreaks and medical device
failures to certain federal agencies
BMY's Opdivio today gained quick expanded approval to treat patients with squamous non-small cell lung cancer no longer responsive to chemotherapy only one week after being accepted. This should be good news for AGEN as it is also developing checkpoint inhibitors.