35 Deaths Linked to Scope Infections After Olympus Told Execs Not to Warn Hospitals


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Thirty-five people died in the United States after contracting infections from contaminated medical scopes made by Olympus Corp. in the years after a company official told American executives not to issue widespread warnings to U.S. hospitals "about potentially deadly infections from tainted medical scopes," a new report says.

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