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UPDATED 10/19/2017. St. Jude Medical notified physicians of the Battery Performance Alert (BPA), a new tool that detects and notifies physicians of abnormal battery performance that may lead to premature battery depletion.
Posted: October 19, 2017, 7:30 pm
Product tainted with sibutramine, phenolphthalein and N-Desmethyl sibutramine.
Posted: October 7, 2017, 4:00 am
When subjected to freezing, emulsion droplets will increase in size, forming aggregates that can block pulmonary circulation/lead to serious adverse health consequences that can be life-threatening.
Posted: October 6, 2017, 3:00 pm
Prophylactic use of intraocular vancomycin, alone or in a compounded drug, during cataract surgery is generally not recommended because of the risk of HORV.
Posted: October 3, 2017, 7:00 pm
FDA reminding parents and caregivers not to put babies in sleep positioners. These products, sometimes also called “nests” or “anti-roll” products, can cause suffocation that can lead to death.
Posted: October 3, 2017, 2:00 pm
Type III endoleak may require treatment with additional interventions such as re-lining, insertion of additional endograft components, or open surgical repair. Interventions to address endoleaks carry added risks for impacted patients.
Posted: September 28, 2017, 3:00 pm
If device with blocked guidewire lumen were used, device would not be positioned correctly and hemorrhage would not be controlled, delaying life-saving treatment, which may result in serious adverse health consequences, including death.
Posted: September 26, 2017, 11:00 am
UPDATED 09/25/2017. Most recent interim results from the ongoing SynCardia TAH-t post-approval study looking at mortality and neurological adverse events.
Posted: September 25, 2017, 5:30 pm
Men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease, may be on medications that, taken with this product, could lower blood pressure to dangerous levels that could be life-threatening.
Posted: September 21, 2017, 5:00 pm
Reports of Ocaliva being incorrectly dosed in some patients with moderate to severe decreases in liver function. Some patients received a higher frequency of dosing than is recommended in the drug label.
Posted: September 21, 2017, 2:00 pm
Use of products with undeclared active ingredients sildenafil, tadalafil and desmethyl carbodenafil may interact with nitrates and may cause a significant drop in blood pressure that may be life threatening.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 9:41 pm
Health care professionals should develop a treatment plan when buprenorphine or methadone is used in combination with benzodiazepines or other CNS depressants.
Posted: September 20, 2017, 4:00 pm
UPDATED 09/19/2017 Updating after extensive review of data and information.
Posted: September 19, 2017, 4:00 am
Separation could result in required intervention to prevent permanent impairment/damage.
Posted: September 13, 2017, 6:00 pm
May lead to potential over-delivery of insulin shortly after an infusion set change, which may cause hypoglycemia. Posted 09/12/2017
Posted: September 12, 2017, 4:00 am
If not administered precisely following the labeled instructions, the product may present difficulties in swallowing and potentially pose a choking hazard due to the thickness of the liquid.
Posted: September 8, 2017, 6:00 pm
The use of impacted Sterile Water for Injection could result in adverse events such as fever, chills, phlebitis, and granuloma or more severe adverse events such as sepsis or invasive systemic infections.
Posted: September 7, 2017, 4:00 am
If therapy is stopped during use without a replacement IABP available, device failure may result in immediate and serious adverse health consequences, including death.
Posted: September 6, 2017, 5:00 pm
Too much potassium in the blood can cause problems with heart rhythm, which in rare cases can be fatal.
Posted: September 6, 2017, 1:00 pm
If impacted product is administered to a patient, adverse events ranging from fever, chills, and malaise, to severe adverse events such as septicemia, bacterial meningitides and wound infection could occur.
Posted: September 5, 2017, 7:00 pm