MedWatch Safety Alerts

0.9 Percent Sodium Chloride Injection USP in 100 mL MINI-BAG PLUS Container by Baxter: Recall - Particulate Matter

Intravenous administration of a solution containing particulate matter may lead to local vein irritation, inflammatory reaction, aggravation of preexisting infections, allergic reactions, and systemic embolization.

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Ziprasidone (Marketed as Geodon and Generics): Drug Safety Communication - Rare But Potentially Fatal Skin Reactions

Symptoms may include a rash that can spread to all parts of the body, fever, swollen lymph nodes, and inflammation of organs such as the liver, kidney, lungs, heart, or pancreas.

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Dietary Supplements Containing Live Bacteria or Yeast in Immunocompromised Persons: Warning - Risk of Invasive Fungal Disease

FDA advises practitioners to approach the application of these interventions with caution.

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Alere INRatio2 PT/INR Professional Test Strips: Recall - Higher INR when Performed by Central Laboratory

UPDATED 12/09/2014. Expansion of Class I Recall. Significant discrepancy in INR results may lead to a delay in an urgent medical decision

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Heart Sync Inc. Multi-function Defibrillation Electrodes: Device Correction - Connector Incompatibility with Philips FR3 and FRx Defibrillator Units

May result in a delay in therapy.

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Gel-E Donut and Squishon 2 Products by Children’s Medical Ventures: Recall - Potential Mold Contamination

UPDATED 12/02/2014. Recall classified as Class I. Possibility of fungal infection should patients come in contact with mold.

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Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics, Rapid Gram Negative Combo Panels: Class I Recall - May Produce Incorrect Results

Using these recalled devices may cause ineffective patient treatment.

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