Steris In Hot Water Again Over Sterilization Device

Law360, New York (December 4, 2009, 6:24 PM EST) -- Steris Corp. may be in store for more troubles ahead, with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration threatening to take action against the company over alleged continued marketing of an unapproved sterilization device for surgical instruments.

The FDA issued a notice to health care facilities Thursday, saying that Steris has neither stopped marketing the device, known as the System 1 Sterile Processing System, nor provided customers with replacement devices as it agreed to do.

According to the agency, health care administrators should transition to acceptable alternatives...
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