MedWatch Safety Alerts

Assured Brand Naproxen Sodium Tablets by Contract Packaging Resources, Inc.: Recall - Packaging Mix-Up

Risk of allergic reactions, from mild irritation or hives to serious reactions such as anaphylaxis that may be life-threatening.

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Saba Shark Cartilage Complex, 60 Capsule Bottles: Recall - Possible Salmonella Contamination

Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Posted 10/20/2014

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Lidocaine HCI Injection, USP 10 MG Per ML, 30 ML Single-Dose, Preservative-Free, by Hospira: Recall - Particulate Matter

Injected particulate material may result in local inflammation, phlebitis, and/or low-level allergic response to the particulate or microembolic effects.

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September 2014

September 2014 Drug Safety Labeling Changes includes 55 products with revisions to Prescribing Information.

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LifeCare Flexible Intravenous Solutions by Hospira, Inc.: Recall - Potential for Leakage

A puncture in the primary container may be difficult to detect and lead to contamination, compromised sterility, and other adverse events.

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Medi-Trace Cadence and Kendall Multi-function Defibrillation Electrodes by Covidien: Field Safety Alert - Electrodes Will Not Connect with Philips FR3 or FRx AED units

The mismatch of these devices could contribute to a delay in resuscitation and may contribute to subsequent death.

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Sit and Slim II: Public Notification - Hidden Drug Ingredients

FDA analysis found these products to contain undeclared Sibutramine, which may increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate, and may also interact in life-threatening ways with other medications.

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