MedWatch Safety Alerts
Effexor XR 150 Mg Extended-Release Capsules (Pfizer) and Venlafaxine HCl 150 Mg Extended-Release Capsules (Greenstone): Recall - Possible Presence of Tikosyn Capsules
The use of Tikosyn by an Effexor XR/Venlafaxine HCl patient could cause serious adverse health consequences that could be fatal.
Doribax (doripenem): Drug Safety Communication - Risk When Used to Treat Pneumonia on Ventilated Patients
Increased risk of death and lower clinical cure rates compared to use of imipenem and cilastatin.
DIANEAL PD-2 Peritoneal Dialysis Solution with 1.5 Percent Dextrose 6000mL: Recall - Contamination With Mold
Administration of a product contaminated with mold could result in life-threatening fungal peritoneal infection or sepsis.
HeartMate II LVAS Pocket System Controller by Thoratec Corporation: Medical Device Correction - Updated Labeling and Training Materials
Reports of four deaths and five incidents of loss of consciousness or other symptoms of hypoperfusion, occurring in patients who were converted to the Pocket Controller after being originally trained on an older model.
GE Healthcare Resuscitation Systems: Class I Recall - Oxygen and Air Inlet Fittings Reversed During Assembly
Recalled products may interfere with oxygen delivery, resulting in inaccurate oxygen regulation in neonates. This may cause death in neonates, particularly those who are critically ill.
ACME Monaco Guidewire .035x150 3MMJ TCFC, Item 88241 by Medline Industries: Class I Recall - Potential for Coating to Flake Off
Use of this recalled product may result in serious adverse health consequences.
ISIS HVT Tracheal Tube Cuffed with Subglottic Secretion Suction Port (with and without Preloaded Stylet) by Teleflex Medical – Class I Recall: Potential Kinking During Patient Use
If a tracheal tube kinks, it can deprive the patient of adequate ventilation causing serious patient injury including hypoxic injury and/or anoxia, and death.