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A medical device called a duodenoscope that's been linked to recent deadly superbug infections across the country was also connected to a 2013 outbreak at a Wisconsin medical facility that infected five people, America Tonight has learned.
“I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation, or purpose of evasion, and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter.”
Ted Lieu: The United States and Israel have an unbreakable bond and we share common values and policy goals, including preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. I appreciated the Prime Minister’s praise for the high level of cooperation between the United States and Israel and the support Israel has received from President Obama.
With every seat plus standing room filled in the House chamber on Capitol Hill on March 3, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s highly anticipated and much-debated speech on a potential nuclear deal between the United States and Iran did not reveal new information about the deal’s content, nor did it indicate a clear path forward if the deal collapses.
Roll Call’s Heard on the Hill blog has a short Q&A with U.S. Rep. Mark Takai. Excerpt:
Q. Do you have a favorite campaign story?
The Food and Drug Administration, already under fire for its response to superbug outbreaks at U.S. hospitals, has tried and failed twice to get medical scope manufacturers to prove their controversial devices can be cleaned of deadly bacteria.
Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) held his district swearing-in ceremony Sunday at Royce Hall, where he called for comprehensive immigration reform, support for homeless veterans and action on climate change.
About 900 people, including government officials and residents of the district, gathered to watch Lieu take his oath of office.
California Republicans are gathering at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Sacramento this weekend for their biannual state party convention, an occasion for activists to celebrate the modest electoral gains their party made in the midterm election and to plot its future.
Last week, UCLA Medical Center notified 179 patients that it had potentially exposed them to a fearsome "superbug," and urged them to get tested.
The hospital accidentally infected seven people in procedures involving specialized endoscopes, called duodenoscopes, that proved difficult to thoroughly clean. Two of the people died.
On Sunday, February 15, a pre-opening Open House at Anam Cara invited guests to visit and tour the progress of the tiny, six-bed hospice—two at full price (comparable to board and care homes in the area), two at an adjusted rate and two community beds free of charge—that will accommodate terminal patients (up to a two-month prognosis) and their families.