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11/16/2016
Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs) and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillators (CRT-Ds) by St. Jude Medical: FDA Safety Communication - Batteries May Fail Earlier Than Expected (10-11-2016)
11/16/2016
Vascular Solutions, Inc. Issues Recall of Twin-Pass® Dual Access Catheters (10/4/2016)
11/16/2016
Nurse Assist Initiates Nationwide Voluntary Recall of All Unexpired Lots of I.V. Flush Syringes (10-4-2016)
11/16/2016
Direct-Acting Antivirals for Hepatitis C: Drug Safety Communication - Risk of Hepatitis B Reactivating (10-4-2016)
11/16/2016
50mm 0.2 Micron Filters by Baxter: Recall - Potential for Missing Filter Support Membrane, Particulate Matter (10/3/2016)
10/17/2016
Trividia Health (formerly Nipro Diagnostics) announced a voluntary recall of certain lots of TRUEread, TRUEbalance, TRUEtrack, and TRUEtest blood glucose test strips after determining that some may include open test strip vials within the sealed vial boxes
10/17/2016
Novel Laboratories Recalls Zolpidem Tartrate Blister Packs Due to Failure to Meet Child-Resistant Closure Requirement; Risk of Poisoning
10/17/2016
Recall of scopalamine in response to increased reports of damaged product that may alter the predicted release during transdermal application
9/20/2016
On May 6, 2016, Abbott Nutrition recalled one lot (57648RA11, expiring Jan. 1, 2017) of Nepro® with Carb Steady Therapeutic Nutrition, Vanilla, in 8-ounce metal cans (NDC# 70074-0620-95). The contents of some cans have a different color, smell, taste or texture than product from other lots. For more information about the recall please contact Abbott Customer Service at 800.986.8724
9/20/2016
0.25 Percent Bupivacaine Hydrochloride Injection, USP by Hospira: Recall - Particulate Matter