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Congressman Ted Lieu

Representing the 33rd District of California

Health Care

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June 13, 2016 In The News

According to a report recently released by the Pasadena Public Health Department, nearly a dozen people may have died due to a superbug infection at Huntington Hospital contracted by improperly sterilized medical instruments.  

All told, 16 people were infected with bacteria.

The news comes after the National Labor Relations Board ruled in favor of registered nurses seeking to form a union at the local hospital. There was already an election, which the nurses lost. But now they can hold another vote.

June 2, 2016 In The News

Pasadena health officials said Wednesday that 16 patients were infected by dangerous bacteria from medical scopes at Huntington Hospital from January 2013 to August 2015, including 11 who have died.

It is not clear how many of those patients died from their infections. Health officials said that only one of the 11 death certificates listed the bacteria as the cause.

The hospital had previously said just three patients were infected in the outbreak that officials said was limited to the middle of 2015.

May 5, 2016 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Washington - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the Los Angeles Times revealed that three people likely died in a hospital in Pasadena, CA from a superbug outbreak due to tainted medical scopes.

May 3, 2016 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Washington - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) issued the following statement in light of the announcement by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) of $6 million to fund research to address antimicrobial resistance (AMR).  This funding is available through the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI), authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, and administered by USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

April 7, 2016 In The News

March 25, 2016

By CHAD TERHUNE & MELODY PETERSEN

The Los Angeles Times

 

January 15, 2016 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON - Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County)  issued the following statement in response to Olympus’ decision to recall its medical scopes.

January 6, 2016 Press Release

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December 18, 2015 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WASHINGTON - Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D | Los Angeles County) has issued the following statement in light of the Food and Drug Administration’s proposed rules regulating tanning beds. 

October 5, 2015 Page

“I have spent my career in public office working to protect equal access to reproductive health care for all Americans. Reproductive health providers such as Planned Parenthood offer a number of critical services to both men and women, including birth control, screening for deadly cancers, and testing and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases.

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