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January 2017

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  • FDA MedWatch: Vancomycin Hydrochlorida for Injection, USP by Hospira–Recall

    Wednesday, January 25, 2017

    Hospira, Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of Vancomycin Hydrochloride for Injection, USP (NDC: 0409-6510-01, Lot 591053A, Expiry Date 1NOV2017), to the hospital/retail level due to a confirmed customer report for the presence of particulate matter within a single vial. The product is packaged in a carton containing 1x100 mL vial. The lot was distributed from August 2016 through September 2016 in the United States.

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  • CDC Health Advisory: Investigation of Seoul Virus Outbreak Associated with Home-based, Rat breeding Facilities in WI and IL

    Tuesday, January 24, 2017

    CDC and health officials from Wisconsin and Illinois are conducting an investigation of Seoul virus infections among pet rats and persons exposed to rats at rat-breeding facilities in Wisconsin and Illinois. Seoul virus is a member of the hantavirus group of rodent-borne viruses. Trace-back and trace-out investigations of possibly infected rodents have identified distribution chains in other states that may require additional investigations.

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  • FDA Class 2 Recall: Fresenius 2008 Dialysis Machines due to UF Rate Errors

    Friday, January 20, 2017

    Reason for recall: When the UF Rate, Goal or Time is adjusted using the up and down arrow keys, and the change is cancelled by using the esc key, the cancelled UF Rate is actually being executed rather than rate displayed on the machine.

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  • RECALL: Tego Connector No. D1000, NM1000

    Wednesday, January 18, 2017

    The FDA has announced the recall of the Tego Connector No. D1000, NM1000, a Needle Free Access Device intended for use as an accessory to an HD or infusion catheter.

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  • Lifepak 1000 Defibrillators by Physio-Control: Remove and Reinstall Battery

    Monday, January 16, 2017

    Physio-Control announced that the company is launching a voluntary field action for the LIFEPAK 1000 defibrillator due to reported instances where the device has shut down unexpectedly during patient treatment.   

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  • FDA Medical Device Recall: Nurse Assist Normal Saline Flush IV Syringes

    Wednesday, January 4, 2017

    The FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death.

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