Outbreak

Number 16215
Subject Medical Reporting
Source San Francisco Examiner
State CA
Year 1999
Publication Date Feb. 21 to Sept. 12, 1999
Summary The San Francisco Examiner reports that "more than 150 patients - perhaps many more - suffered debilitating infections that were later linked in public records to their physicians' use of ordinary medical sutures allegedly contaminated with infectious bacteria." The Examiner found "... alleged negligence on the part of a surgical manufacturer and inaction by federal regulators responsible for ensuring the safety of medical products."
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Keywords CAR; FDA; Food and Drug Administration; Medical Device Reports; Johnson & Johnson
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