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E-cigarette: Safety Communication - Related to Seizures Reported Following E-cigarette Use, Particularly in Youth and Young Adults 4/3/2019   4:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 The FDA has become aware that some people who use e-cigarettes have experienced seizures, with most reports involving youth or young adult users.
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Xeljanz, Xeljanz XR (tofacitinib): Safety Communication - Safety Trial Finds Increased Risk of Blood Clots in the Lungs and Death with Higher Dose in Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients 2/25/2019   5:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 FDA is alerting the public that a safety clinical trial found an increased risk of blood clots in the lungs and death when a 10 mg twice daily dose of tofacitinib (Xeljanz, Xeljanz XR) was used in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). FDA has not approved this 10 mg twice daily dose for RA; this dose is only approved in the dosing regimen for patients with ulcerative colitis
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Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics: Safety Communication - Increased Risk of Ruptures or Tears in the Aorta Blood Vessel in Certain Patients 12/20/2018   5:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 FDA review found that fluoroquinolone antibiotics can increase the occurrence of rare but serious events of ruptures or tears in the main artery of the body, called the aorta. These tears, called aortic dissections, or ruptures of an aortic aneurysm can lead to dangerous bleeding or even death. They can occur with fluoroquinolones for systemic use given by mouth or through an injection.
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Gilenya (fingolimod): Drug Safety Communication - Severe Worsening of Multiple Sclerosis After Stopping the Medicine 11/20/2018   5:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 FDA is warning that when the multiple sclerosis (MS) medicine Gilenya (fingolimod) is stopped, the disease can become much worse than before the medicine was started or while it was being taken. This MS worsening is rare but can result in permanent disability.
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Implanted Pumps: Safety Communication - Use Caution When Selecting Pain Medicine for Intrathecal Administration 11/14/2018   5:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 The FDA is aware that patients undergoing treatment or management of pain are commonly given pain medicines in the spinal fluid (intrathecal administration) that are not FDA approved for use with the implanted pump.
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SGLT2(sodium-glucose cotransporter-2) Inhibitors for Diabetes: Drug Safety Communication - Regarding Rare Occurrences of a Serious Infection of the Genital Area 8/29/2018   4:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Requiring a new warning about this risk to be added to the prescribing information of all SGLT2 inhibitors and to the patient Medication Guide.
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Temporary Total Artificial Heart Companion 2 Driver System by SynCardia Systems: Letter to Health Care Providers - Risk of Mortality and Stroke 8/17/2018   3:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 FDA has reviewed the final results from the post-approval study conducted by SynCardia Systems, LLC. for their Temporary Total Artificial Heart (TAH-t) Companion 2 Driver System (C2 Driver System). These final results indicate a higher mortality rate and higher stroke rate for patients initially supported with the C2 Driver System compared to patients initially supported with the previous generation driver, the Circulatory Support System (CSS) Console.
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Risks Associated with Use of Rupture of Membranes Tests - Letter to Health Care Providers 8/8/2018   6:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 The FDA is reminding health care providers that tests to detect rupture of the amniotic membranes should not be used without other clinical assessments to make critical patient management decisions.
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Zithromax, Zmax (azithromycin): FDA Warning - Increased Risk of Cancer Relapse With Long-Term Use After Donor Stem Cell Transplant 8/3/2018   2:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 The antibiotic Zithromax, Zmax (azithromycin) should not be given long-term to prevent a certain inflammatory lung condition in patients with cancers of the blood or lymph nodes who undergo a donor stem cell transplant. Results of a clinical trial found an increased rate of relapse in cancers affecting the blood and lymph nodes, including death, in these patients.
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Valsartan-Containing Products: Update Health Professional and Consumer on Recent Recalled Products 7/19/2018   4:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 The investigation into valsartan-containing products is ongoing and there are currently three voluntary recalls related to the NDMA impurity detected in the valsartan
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Fluoroquinolone Antibiotics: FDA Requires Labeling Changes Due to Low Blood Sugar Levels and Mental Health Side Effects 7/10/2018   5:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 FDA is strengthening the current warnings in the prescribing information that fluoroquinolone antibiotics may cause significant decreases in blood sugar and certain mental health side effects.
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Kratom (mitragyna speciosa) Powder Products by Gaia Ethnobotanical: Recall - Due to Potential Salmonella Contamination 6/22/2018   3:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 The products have been found by the FDA via sample testing and finding to have salmonella contamination. In lieu of such FDA findings the company has implemented standard operating procedures and sterilization processes in accordance to FDA guidelines
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Various Aortic Endovascular Graft Systems: Letter to Health Care Providers - UPDATE on Type III Endoleaks 6/19/2018   3:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Based on new information, the Endologix AFX with Strata device is at greater risk for a Type III endoleak compared to other endovascular AAA graft systems.
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Compounded Products Containing Triamcinolone-Moxifloxacin by Guardian Pharmacy Services (Dallas, Texas): Alert to Health Professionals - Adverse Events Reported After Receiving Eye Injections 6/15/2018   1:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 At least 43 patient reported adverse event after receiving eye injections of Guardian?s Pharmacy Services compounded triamcinolone-moxifloxacin product during cataract surgery. The patients reportedly experienced various symptoms, including vision impairment, poor night vision, loss of color perception, and significant reductions in best-corrected visual acuity and visual fields. FDA identified multiple substances in Guardian?s product, including poloxamer 407 and poloxamer 407 degradants. FDA prepared in-house samples of Guardian?s product and found that autoclaving and sonication caused the poloxamer 407 to degrade. The amount of poloxamer 407 in Guardian?s product (12%, g/100 mL) is much greater than the maximum amount of poloxamers in FDA-approved ophthalmic products for topical administration (0.1-0.2%, g/100 mL), and the safety profile of drug products intended for intravitreal injection containing poloxamer 407 is unknown.
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Naloxone Hydrochloride Injection, USP, 0.4 mg/mL, 1 mL in 2.5 mL in the Carpuject™ Single-use Cartridge Syringe System by Hospira: Recall - Due to the Potential Presence of Particulate Matter 6/4/2018   4:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 The patient has a low likelihood of experiencing adverse events ranging from local irritation, allergic reactions, phlebitis, end-organ granuloma, tissue ischemia, pulmonary emboli, pulmonary dysfunction, pulmonary infarction, and toxicity.
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Liquid-filled Intragastric Balloons by Apollo Endosurgery and ReShape Lifesciences: Letter to Health Care Providers - New Labeling About Potential Risks 6/4/2018   4:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 FDA has approved new labeling for the Orbera and ReShape balloon systems with more information about possible death associated with the use of these devices.
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HeartWare HVAD System by Medtronic: Class I Recall - Due to Unintended Intermittent Electrical Disconnection between the Power Source and the Controller 6/1/2018   4:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Interruptions to the electrical connection could cause a pump stop. A pump stop could cause patient harm such as exacerbation of heart failure symptoms, or symptoms such as mild weakness, loss of consciousness, or death.
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STAT-Check and Medline Manual Resuscitator Bags by SunMed Holdings: Recall - Patient Port May Detach During Use 6/1/2018   4:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 The patient port retaining ring of the affected bags may not fully seat which may allow the patient port to detach during use.
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Fluticasone Propionate Nasal Spray by Apotex Corp: Recall - Due to Potential for Small Glass Particles 5/31/2018   6:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 The glass particles could block the actuator and impact the functionality of the pump and expose patients to the glass particles.
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TAYTULLA (norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol capsules and ferrous fumarate capsules) by Allergan: Recall - Due to Out of Sequence Capsules 5/29/2018   6:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Allergan recently identified, through a physician report, that four placebo capsules were placed out of order in a sample pack of TAYTULLA. Specifically, the first four days of therapy had four non-hormonal placebo capsules instead of active capsules. As a result of this packaging error, oral contraceptive capsules, that are taken out of sequence, may place the user at risk for contraceptive failure and unintended pregnancy. The reversing of the order may not be apparent to either new users or previous users of the product, increasing the likelihood of taking the capsules out of order. If patients have concerns regarding the possibility of an unintended pregnancy they should consult their physician.
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X-Jow and Acne Shave Products by Shadow Holdings: Voluntary Recall - Due to Possible Bacterial Contamination 5/29/2018   1:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 The products may be contaminated with bacteria. Topical administration of the products could result in potentially serious bacterial infections in immunocompromised individuals.
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Oral Over-the-Counter Benzocaine Products: Drug Safety Communication - Risk of Serious and Potentially Fatal Blood Disorder 5/23/2018   4:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Oral over-the-counter benzocaine products should not be used to treat infants and children younger than 2 years and should only be used in adults and children 2 years and older if they contain certain warnings on the drug label.
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95% Ethyl Alcohol Product by Ethanol Extraction: Recall - Due to a Possible Contamination with Methanol 5/23/2018   4:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Methanol,a highly toxic type of alcohol, can cause serious and sometimes fatal damage if ingested by humans or animals.
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HeartMate 3? Left Ventricular Assist System: Class I Recall - Due to Potential Malfunction that may Lead to Graft Occlusion 5/22/2018   2:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 The class I recall is due to a malfunction in the device?s outflow graft assembly that may cause the outflow graft to twist and close up (occlusion) over time. Occlusion of the outflow graft can reduce or stop pump flow and set off a persistent low flow alarm in the system. A reduction in pump can lead to serious adverse events such as blood clots and death.
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Homeopathic Teething Drops, Nausea Drops, Intestinal Colic Drops, Stomach Calm, Expectorant Cough Syrup, Silver-Zinc Throat Spray, and Argentum Elixir by MBI Distributing: Recall - Due to a Lack of Adequate Controls 5/21/2018   4:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Manufacturing products without proper process controls increases the probability that products will vary in strength, quality and purity
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Juluca, Tivicay, Triumeq (dolutegravir): FDA to Evaluate - Potential Risk of Neural Tube Birth Defects 5/18/2018   4:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Preliminary results from an ongoing observational study in Botswana found that women who received dolutegravir at the time of becoming pregnant or early in the first trimester appear to be at higher risk for these defects. Neural tube defects are birth defects that can occur early in pregnancy when the spinal cord, brain, and related structures do not form properly. To date, in this observational study there are no reported cases of babies born with neural tube defects to women starting dolutegravir later in pregnancy. We are investigating this new safety issue and will update the public when we have more information.
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Keytruda (pembrolizumab) or Tecentriq (atezolizumab): FDA Alerts Health Care Professionals and Investigators: FDA Statement - Decreased Survival in Some Patients in Clinical Trials Associated with Monotherapy 5/18/2018   4:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Early reviews found patients in the monotherapy arms of both trials with PD-L1 low status had decreased survival compared to patients who received cisplatin- or carboplatin-based chemotherapy.
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Piperacillin and Tazobactam for Injection, USP 3.375 g Vials by AuroMedics Pharma: Recall - Vials Contain Particulate Matter 5/8/2018   4:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Piperacillin and Tazobactam for Injection, USP 3.375 g by AuroMedics Pharma: Recall: Exposure to particulate matter may result in local irritation/swelling or more serious outcomes.
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Ampicillin and Sulbactam for Injection USP, 3 g Single-Dose Vials by AuroMedics Pharma: Recall - Presence of Red Particulate Matter 5/8/2018   4:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Ampicillin and Sulbactam for Injection USP, 3 g/Single-Dose Vials by AuroMedics Pharma: Recall - Exposure to particulate may result in local site reaction, thromboembolic events and systemic immune response.
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Lamictal (lamotrigine): Drug Safety Communication - Serious Immune System Reaction 4/25/2018   4:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 The FDA is warning that the medicine lamotrigine (Lamictal) for seizures and bipolar disorder can cause a rare but very serious reaction that excessively activates the body?s infection-fighting immune system. This can cause severe inflammation throughout the body and lead to hospitalization and death, especially if the reaction is not diagnosed and treated quickly. As a result, we are requiring a new warning about this risk be added to the prescribing information in the lamotrigine drug labels. The immune system reaction, called hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH), causes an uncontrolled response by the immune system. HLH typically presents as a persistent fever, usually greater than 101?F, and it can lead to severe problems with blood cells and organs throughout the body such as the liver, kidneys, and lungs.
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Magnetic Resonance-guided Laser Interstitial Thermal Therapy (MRgLITT) Devices: Letter to Health Care Providers - Risk of Tissue Overheating Due to Inaccurate Magnetic Resonance Thermometry 4/25/2018   4:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 FDA is currently evaluating data which suggests that potentially inaccurate MR thermometry information can be displayed during treatment. Posted 04/25/2018
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Rhino 69 Extreme 50000 by AMA Wholesale: Recall - Presence of Tadalafil 4/18/2018   4:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Consumers with diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol or heart disease often take nitrates; concomitant use of nitrates and PDE5 inhibitors can lead to fatal cardiovascular collapse. Posted 04/18/2018
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Euphoric Capsules by Epic Products: Recall - Undeclared Sildenafil and Tadalafil 4/18/2018   4:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Consumers with diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol or heart disease often take nitrates; concomitant use of nitrates and PDE-5 inhibitors can lead to fatal cardiovascular collapse. Posted 04/18/2018
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Certain Implantable Cardiac Devices by Abbott (formerly St. Jude Medical): FDA Safety Communication - Battery Performance Alert and Cybersecurity Firmware Updates 4/17/2018   4:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 If the battery runs out, the ICD or CRT-D will be unable to deliver life-saving pacing or shocks, which could lead to patient death. Posted 04/17/2018
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Acrodose PLus and PL Systems by Haemonetics: Recall - Low pH Readings for Platelets Stored in CLX HP Bag 4/13/2018   1:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Platelets with pH lower than 6.2 and a lack of ?swirl? may not be viable. Transfusion of these platelets may lead to delayed correction of coagulopathy or low quality prophylactic platelet transfusion.
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Coastal Meds to Recall All Products Marketed as Sterile 4/13/2018   4:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 FDA is alerting health care professionals to a voluntary recall of all non-expired products marketed as sterile made by Coastal Meds due to visible particles in some of the drug vials for injection.
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Sterile Injectable Products by Premier Pharmacy Labs: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance 4/12/2018   2:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Administration of non-sterile injection products that are intended to be sterile may result in a site-specific or systemic infection.
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System 83 Plus Automated Endoscope Reprocessors (AERs) by Custom Ultrasonics: FDA Safety Communication - Completed Validation Testing 4/10/2018   6:50 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 System 83 Plus AERs may now be used to reprocess only the Olympus TJF-Q180V duodenoscope and the Pentax ED-3490TK duodenoscope.
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Maeng Da Red Powder and Capsules by Club 13: Recall - Possible Contamination With Salmonella 4/10/2018   2:50 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
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Essure Permanent Birth Control System by Bayer Healthcare: Announcement - FDA Restricts the Sale and Distribution 4/9/2018   5:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Sales restricted to only doctors and healthcare facilities who use the FDA-approved “Patient-Doctor Discussion Checklist – Acceptance of Risk and Informed Decision Acknowledgement”.
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Kratom-containing Products by Triangle Pharmanaturals: Mandatory Recall - Risk of Salmonella 4/3/2018   6:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Salmonella bacteria can cause the foodborne illness salmonellosis. Most people infected with salmonella develop diarrhea, fever and abdominal cramps 12 to 72 hours after infection.
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Dietary Supplements by Nutrizone: Recall - Potential for Salmonella Contamination 4/3/2018   2:50 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
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Pasta De Lassar Andromaco Skin Protectant 25 Percent Zinc Oxide by MarcasUSA: Recall - Potential Contamination 4/2/2018   5:40 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Use of the contaminated product could result in an increased risk of infection.
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Eclipse Kratom by Tamarack: Recall - Possible Salmonella Contamination 3/26/2018   2:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
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BD Vacutainer Blood Collection Tubes by Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD): Class I Recall - Chemical Interference with Certain Tests 3/23/2018   3:10 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Falsely lower test results may lead to improper patient management and treatment for lead exposure or poisoning.
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NeuroBlate Probe by Monteris Medical: Letter to Health Care Providers, Class I Recall - Unintended Heating 3/22/2018   2:15 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Instances of unintended heating and damage to the probe, which may have resulted in unintended damage to surrounding brain tissue.
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Alka-Seltzer Plus Products: Recall - Ingredients on Front Sticker May Not Match Product in Carton 3/16/2018   5:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Consumers may ingest a product to which they may have an allergy or anaphylactic reaction, an ingredient which may be contraindicated for their condition or they intend to otherwise avoid, with potential for serious health consequences.
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Neurovascular Embolization Coils: Healthcare Provider Letter - Potential for Increased Image Artifact When Using Magnetic Resonance Angiography For Follow-Up 3/12/2018   4:15 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Reduced quality of MRA image from increased artifact can result in inaccurate clinical diagnoses (e.g., occlusion status) and subsequent inappropriate medical decisions.
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Kratom-containing Powder Products by PDX Aromatics: Recall - Potential for Contamination with Salmonella 3/12/2018   3:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Salmonella contamination can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
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Methylprednisolone Sodium Succinate for Injection 40mg, 125mg, and 1g by Sagent Pharmaceuticals: Recall - High Out of Specification Impurity Results 3/6/2018   5:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 An elevated impurity has the potential to decrease effectiveness of the product in patients. Posted: 03/06/2018
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Hydromorphone HCL Injection USP by Hospira: Recall - Potential For Empty Or Cracked Glass Vials 3/5/2018   7:45 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Use of or exposure to cracked units may be associated with adverse events such as sharps injury to healthcare professionals.
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Compounded Drug Products from Cantrell Drug Company: FDA Warning - Serious Deficiencies in Quality and Sterility Assurance 3/2/2018   12:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Administration of contaminated or otherwise poor quality drug products can result in serious and life-threatening injury or death.
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Bella Diet Capsules by Bella All Natural: Recall - Presence of Sibutramine 2/27/2018   1:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Sibutramine and its active metabolites substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present significant health risks including heart attack, arrhythmia, and stroke.
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Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy with Defibrillation (CRT-Ds) and Implantable Cardiovert-Defibrillators (ICDs) by Medtronic: Class I Recall- Manufacturing Error Preventing Electrical Shock Delivery 2/27/2018   12:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Delay or inability to deliver a shock to a patient in cardiac arrest or pace a patient?s heart whose heartbeat is too slow could result in serious injury and/or death.
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Labetalol Hydrochloride Injection by Hospira: Recall - Potential For Cracked Glass At Rim Surface Of Vials 2/23/2018   8:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Cracked vials may result in a lack of sterility assurance. Use of or exposure to a non-sterile product may be associated with adverse events such as fever, chills, sepsis or invasive systemic infections in patients.
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Clarithromycin (Biaxin): Drug Safety Communication - Potential Increased Risk of Heart Problems or Death in Patients With Heart Disease 2/22/2018   2:40 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Prescribers advised to consider using other antibiotics in patients with heart disease.
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Acyclovir 400mg Tablets by Apace Packaging: Recall - Product Mix-up 2/13/2018   10:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Missing a dose of Acyclovir Tablets could cause a reactivation of a virus being treated.
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HeartStart MRx Defibrillator by Philips Electronics: Class I Recall - Defects in Gas Discharge Tubes May Cause Device Failure 2/9/2018   4:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Continued use of the device in AED mode after failure may lead to serious patient injury or death.
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Pentax Medical Duodenoscope Model ED-3490TK: FDA Safety Communication - Updated Design and Labeling Cleared 2/7/2018   4:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Design changes are intended to reduce the potential for leakage of patient fluids into the closed elevator channel and under the distal cap.
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Extracorporeal Photopheresis (ECP) Treatment : Letter to Health Care Providers - Death and Pulmonary Embolism 2/6/2018   12:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 FDA has received seven reports of patients experiencing PE during, or soon after, a treatment.
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Gericare Eye Wash by Kareway Products: Recall - Potential Product Contamination 2/2/2018   1:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Probability of a potentially sight threatening eye infection or impairment.
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Ocaliva (obeticholic acid): Drug Safety Communication - Boxed Warning Added To Highlight Correct Dosing 2/1/2018   2:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 FDA is clarifying the current recommendations for screening, dosing, monitoring, and managing PBC patients with moderate to severe liver disease taking Ocaliva.
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AirLife Humidification Chamber, Heated Breathing Circuit Kits by Vyaire Medical: Class I Recall - Manufacturing Error 1/31/2018   1:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Parts of the chamber may split apart into layers, allowing water to overflow the chamber and back up into the patient breathing circuit, which could lead to serious adverse health consequences, including injury or death.
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Imodium (loperamide) for Over-the-Counter Use: Drug Safety Communication - FDA Limits Packaging To Encourage Safe Use 1/30/2018   2:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Reports of serious heart problems and deaths with much higher than recommended doses of loperamide. FDA working with manufacturers to use blister packs or other single dose packaging and to limit number of doses in a package.
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Arthri-D 120ct Dietary Supplement by Arthri-D: Recall - Possible Salmonella Contamination 1/24/2018   2:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
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"Zero For Him" Dietary Supplement by Break Ventures/California Basics: Recall - Possible Salmonella Contamination 1/24/2018   2:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
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Multiple Drug Products by Flawless Beauty: Recall - Misbranded or Unapproved 1/22/2018   5:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Misbranded or unapproved new drugs present serious public health risks. Posted 01/22/2018
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Basic Drugs Brand of Senna Laxative by Magno-Humphries Laboratories: Recall - Mislabeling 1/22/2018   5:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Unintentional consumption of naproxen sodium potentially could result in fatal adverse events in patients with underlying illnesses. Posted 01/22/2018
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Levofloxacin in 5 Percent Dextrose 250mg/50mL by AuroMedics: Recall - Presence of Visible Particulate Matter 1/18/2018   7:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Use of a non-sterile injectable product could result in fatal infections.
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Zoll LifeVest 4000 Wearable Cardioverter Defibrillator: FDA Safety Communication - Potential Lack of Treatment (Shock) Delivery Due to Device Failure 1/17/2018   2:40 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Failure to immediately replace the device after Message Code 102 appears may result in serious patient harm or death of the patient because the device may fail to deliver therapy when needed.
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Varubi (rolapitant) Injectable Emulsion: Health Care Provider Letter - Anaphylaxis and Other Serious Hypersensitivity Reactions 1/16/2018   3:40 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Symptoms of anaphylaxis can include wheezing or difficulty breathing; swelling of the face or throat; hives or flushing; itching; abdominal cramping, abdominal pain or vomiting; back pain or chest pain; hypotension or shock.
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Becton-Dickinson (BD) Syringes Used to Store Compounded or Repackaged Drugs: FDA Alert - Problematic Rubber Stoppers Replaced 1/12/2018   6:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 eneral use BD syringes are cleared for immediate use in fluid aspiration and injection, but not for use as a closed container storage system for drug products.
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Certitude Delivery System by Edwards Lifesciences: Class I Recall - Mold Overflow Defect Which May Obstruct Blood Flow 1/11/2018   4:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 An embolism could obstruct blood flow to critical organs, leading to serious injury and/or a need to surgically extract the overflow material from the patient. Severe neurologic, cardiac, limb, renal, or gastrointestinal injury may result.
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Feeding Tube Placement Systems: Letter to Health Care Providers - Reports of Pneumothorax Events 1/11/2018   2:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Reported pulmonary events required urgent intervention, including needle decompression or chest tube placement. Several of these events were associated with cardiopulmonary arrest and patient death.
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Prescription Opioid Cough and Cold Medicines: Drug Safety Communication - FDA Requires Labeling Changes 1/11/2018   1:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Risks of slowed or difficult breathing, misuse, abuse, addiction, overdose, and death with these medicines outweigh their benefits in patients younger than 18.
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Clopidogrel Tablets USP, 75 mg by International Laboratories: Recall - Product Mislabeling 1/11/2018   12:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Missed doses of Clopidogrel increases the risk of heart attack and stroke which can be life threatening.
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Ampicillin and Sulbactam for Injection USP 1.5 g/vial by Auromedics: Recall - Presence of Glass Particles in Vial 1/4/2018   1:10 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Administration of glass particulate may result in local irritation or swelling in response to the foreign material. More serious potential outcomes would include blockage and clotting in blood vessels, which may be life-threatening.
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Compounded Sterile Products by PharMEDium Services: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance 1/2/2018   7:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Administration of a drug product intended to be sterile that is not sterile could result in serious infections that may be life-threatening.
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Reprocessed Agilis Steerable Introducer Sheath by Sterilmed: Class I Recall - Improper Seal of Sheath Hub 1/2/2018   5:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Improper seals can allow blood to leak through the hub, cause the cap to fall off during the procedure, or can create a difference in pressure that allows air into the circulatory system (air embolism).
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Linezolid Injection by Auromedics Pharma: Voluntary Recall 600mg/300mL flexible bags- Due to Presence White Particle Matter That Has Been Identified as Mold 12/26/2017   5:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 AuroMedics Pharma is voluntarily recalling one lot of Linezolid Injection 600mg/300mL flexible bags, NDC 55150 -242 -51 batch CLZ160007 expiration August 2018 to the hospital level. This batch was distributed May 15 through August 14, 2017. The product was found to contain white particulate matter that has been identified as mold.
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Long-Acting Beta agonists (LABAs) and Inhaled Corticosteroids (ICS): Drug Safety Communication - Boxed Warning About Asthma-Related Death Removed 12/20/2017   11:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 FDA review of clinical safety trials shows that treating asthma with LABAs in combination with ICS does not result in significantly more serious asthma-related side effects than treatment with ICS alone.
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Pantoprazole Sodium for Injection 40 Mg Per Vial: Recall - Presence of Glass Particles 12/20/2017   12:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Administration of a glass particulate may result in local irritation or swelling in response to the foreign material. More serious potential outcomes would include blockage and clotting in blood vessels, which may be life-threatening.
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Defibrillation Electrodes for Lifepak AEDs by Physio-Control: Class I Recall - Incorrect Placement Instructions for Infants Depicted on Artwork 12/19/2017   8:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Incorrect placement of electrodes on an infant may result in failure to deliver an effective shock. A delay in therapy could result in serious injury and/or death.
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Gadolinium-based Contrast Agents (GBCAs): Drug Safety Communication - Retained in Body; New Class Warnings 12/19/2017   1:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Trace amounts of gadolinium may stay in the body long-term.
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Blue Pearl All Natural Male Enhancement Supplement: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient 12/14/2017   1:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Undeclared sildenafil may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.
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Pharmacist Choice Alcohol Prep Pads by Simple Diagnostics: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance and Other Quality Issues 12/5/2017   3:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 The use of impacted alcohol prep pads could result in adverse events such as infections.
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Albumin Human 25 Percent Solution (AlbuRx 25): Product Information Advisory - Fading Print On Label 12/1/2017   1:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Potential for fading print, with more effect on the expiration dating on the patient tear off portion of the vial label.
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Bull Capsules, Chao Jimengnan Tablets by Nutra Labs: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredients 12/1/2017   1:10 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Undeclared sildenafil may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) and may cause a significant drop in blood pressure that may be life threatening.
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Biotin (Vitamin B7): Safety Communication - May Interfere with Lab Tests 11/28/2017   2:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Biotin in patient samples can cause falsely high or falsely low results, depending on the test. Incorrect test results may lead to inappropriate patient management or misdiagnosis.
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Riomet (Metformin Hydrochloride Oral Solution): Recall - Microbial Contamination 11/27/2017   3:10 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Use of the affected product potentially could result in a risk of infection, especially in an immunocompromised patient.
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Limbrel Capsules by Primus Pharmaceuticals: FDA Advisory - Linked to Potentially Life-Threatening Health Problems 11/21/2017   5:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Anyone who is currently taking Limbrel may be at risk for developing symptoms associated with drug-induced liver injury and/or hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Posted 11/21/2017
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Diphenoxylate Hydrochloride and Atropine Sulfate Tablets by Greenstone: Recall - Possible Sub Potent and Super Potent Tablets 11/17/2017   5:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 The use of this product in patients with uncontrolled diarrhea due to chronic medical conditions may predispose the patient to toxicity from either the diphenoxylate or atropine components. Posted 11/17/2017
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Nexterone (amiodarone HCl) 150 mg/100 mL Premixed Injection: Recall - Presence Of Particulate Matter 11/15/2017   6:20 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Intravenous administration of a solution containing sterile particulate matter may lead to adverse health consequences.
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Febuxostat (Brand Name Uloric): Drug Safety Communication - FDA to Evaluate Increased Risk of Heart-related Death 11/15/2017   4:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Preliminary safety trial results in over 6,000 patients with gout being evaluated.
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Injectable Silicone for Body Contouring and Enhancement: FDA Safety Communication - FDA Warns Against Use 11/14/2017   3:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Silicone, when injected into areas with many blood vessels, can travel to other parts of the body and block blood vessels in the lungs, heart, or brain. This can result in permanent damage to those tissues and lead to stroke or death.
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Compounded Glutamine, Arginine, and Carnitine Product for Injection by United Pharmacy: Compounding Risk Alert - FDA Investigates Two Adverse Events 11/8/2017   8:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Parenteral drugs, including compounded injectable drugs, with a high pH may lead to skin damage or other unintended health consequences.
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Infant/Child Reduced Energy Defibrillation Electrodes by Cardinal Health: Voluntary Field Action - Incorrect Artwork on Packaging 11/6/2017   1:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 If the user incorrectly places the defibrillation electrodes, it may result in ineffective energy delivery to the patient and serious injury or death.
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Ridge Properties DBA Pain Relief Naturally Products: Recall - Manufacturing Concerns at the Facility 11/6/2017   1:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Risk of decreased quality and consistency (i.e., the safety, identity, strength, quality and purity)
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Octagam [Immune Globulin Intravenous (human)] 10 Percent Liquid Preparation]: Voluntary Market Withdrawal 10/23/2017   12:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Suspend further administration of octagam 10% from production lots K724B8541 and K725A8541.
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Injectable Products by SCA Pharmaceuticals: Recall - Potential Contamination 10/21/2017   4:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Administration of a drug product, intended to be sterile, that may contain microbial contamination has the potential to result in serious adverse events which may include life-threatening infections. Posted 10/21/2017
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Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs) and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy Defibrillators (CRT-Ds) by St. Jude Medical: FDA Safety Communication - Batteries May Fail Earlier Than Expected 10/19/2017   7:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 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.
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A1 Slim by Kiriko: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredients 10/7/2017   4:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Product tainted with sibutramine, phenolphthalein and N-Desmethyl sibutramine.
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Intralipid 20 Percent IV Fat Emulsion by Baxter: Recall - One Shipment of Product Exposed to Subfreezing Temperatures 10/6/2017   3:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 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.
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Intraocular Injections of a Compounded Triamcinolone, Moxifloxacin, and Vancomycin (TMV) Formulation: FDA Statement - Case of Hemorrhagic Occlusive Retinal Vasculitis 10/3/2017   7:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Prophylactic use of intraocular vancomycin, alone or in a compounded drug, during cataract surgery is generally not recommended because of the risk of HORV.
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Infant Sleep Positioners: FDA Warning - Risk of Suffocation 10/3/2017   2:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 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.
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Endovascular Graft Systems: Letter to Health Care Providers - Type III Endoleaks Associated with Use 9/28/2017   3:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 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.
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Bridge Occlusion Balloon Catheter Model 590-001 by Spectranetics: Class I Recall - Clinical Issue 9/25/2017   10:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 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.
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TAH-t Companion 2 Driver System (C2) and Freedom Driver System by SynCardia Systems: Letter to Health Care Providers - Mortality and Neurological Adverse Event Results 9/25/2017   5:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 UPDATED 09/25/2017. Most recent interim results from the ongoing SynCardia TAH-t post-approval study looking at mortality and neurological adverse events.
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Vegetable Vigra by Natures Supplement: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient 9/21/2017   5:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 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.
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Ocaliva (obeticholic acid): Drug Safety Communication - Increased Risk of Serious Liver Injury 9/21/2017   2:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 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.
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Rhino 7, Papa Zen, Fifty Shades, and Grande X Dietary Supplements by Gadget Island: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredients 9/20/2017   9:41 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 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.
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Opioid Addiction Medications in Patients Taking Benzodiazepines or CNS Depressants: Drug Safety Communication - Careful Medication Management Can Reduce Risks 9/20/2017   4:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Health care professionals should develop a treatment plan when buprenorphine or methadone is used in combination with benzodiazepines or other CNS depressants.
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Urogynecologic Surgical Mesh Implants by Boston Scientific: Notification ? Potential for Counterfeit Raw Material 9/19/2017   4:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 UPDATED 09/19/2017 Updating after extensive review of data and information.
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OriGen VV28F Reinforced Dual Lumen ECMO Catheters: Recall - Potential for Separation of Extension Tube From Hub 9/13/2017   6:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Separation could result in required intervention to prevent permanent impairment/damage.
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Diabetes Infusion Sets by Medtronic: Recall - Vent Membrane May be Susceptible to Being Blocked by Fluid 9/12/2017   4:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 May lead to potential over-delivery of insulin shortly after an infusion set change, which may cause hypoglycemia. Posted 09/12/2017
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Baby Organic Liquid Formula by Garden of Life: Recall - Directions For Use May Be Misinterpreted 9/8/2017   6:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 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.
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Activase (alteplase) 100mg by Genentech: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance 9/7/2017   4:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 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.
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Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps by Datascope/MAQUET: Class I Recall - False Blood Detection Alarm, Ingress of Fluid Into Pump 9/6/2017   5:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 If therapy is stopped during use without a replacement IABP available, device failure may result in immediate and serious adverse health consequences, including death.
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Kayexalate (sodium polystyrene sulfonate): Drug Safety Communication - FDA Recommends Separating Dosing 9/6/2017   1:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Too much potassium in the blood can cause problems with heart rhythm, which in rare cases can be fatal.
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Hydromorphone HCl Injection, USP 2 mg/mL, and Levophed (Norepinephrine Bitartrate Injection, USP) 4 mg/4 mL (1 mg/mL) Vial by Hospira: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance 9/5/2017   7:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 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.
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Unexpired Lots of Oxytocin Compounded with Either Lactated Ringers or Lactated Ringers and Dextrose by PharMEDium - Recall - Sub-Potency 9/1/2017   4:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 An extreme and unexpected reduction in dose than expected could lead to a delay in treatment, disruption of clinical care of the patient, and worsening of patient's conditions.
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Alcohol Pads or Benzalkonium Chloride Antiseptic Towelettes by Foshan Flying Medical Products: FDA Alert - Lack of Sterility Assurance and Other Quality Issues 9/1/2017   4:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 The use of these alcohol pads and antiseptic towelettes could cause infections.
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Keytruda (pembrolizumab) in Patients with Multiple Myeloma: FDA Statement - Two Clinical Trials on Hold 8/31/2017   3:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Risks associated with the use of Keytruda in combination with dexamethasone and an immunomodulatory agent (lenalidomide or pomalidomide) for the treatment of patients with multiple myeloma.
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Vancomycin Hydrochloride for Injection, USP, 750 mg/vial by Hospira: Recall - Presence of Particulate Matter 8/31/2017   12:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 If administered to a patient, particulate may result in phlebitis, end-organ granuloma or micro-embolic effects, or gastrointestinal trauma.
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Doctor Manzanilla Cough & Cold and Doctor Manzanilla Allergy & Decongestant Relief Syrup: Recall - Potential Contamination with Burkholderia cepacia 8/30/2017   11:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Contaminated products with Burkholderia cepacia can potentially result in serious infections, may be life-threating in patients with compromised immune systems.
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Piyanping Anti-Itch Lotion: Recall - Incorrect Active Ingredient 8/30/2017   10:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 There is a reasonable probability of the following side effects of topical steroids which include but are not limited to skin changes, adrenal suppression, glaucoma, and cataracts.
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Forced Air Thermal Regulating Systems: Healthcare Provider Letter - Information About Use 8/30/2017   3:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 FDA continues to recommend the use of thermoregulating devices (including forced air thermal regulating systems) for surgical procedures when clinically warranted.
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Implantable Cardiac Pacemakers by Abbott (formerly St. Jude Medical): Safety Communication - Firmware Update to Address Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities 8/29/2017   5:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Vulnerabilities, if exploited, could allow an unauthorized user to access patient's device, which could result in patient harm from rapid battery depletion or administration of inappropriate pacing.
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Zenith Alpha Thoracic Endovascular Graft by Cook Medical: Recall Correction and Removal of Specific Sizes from Market - Increased Reports of Graft Thrombosis and Occlusion in BTAI Treatment 8/28/2017   4:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Correction removed the indication for BTAI; Voluntary recall includes Zenith Alpha Thoracic products in sizes of 18-22mm, including the 26-22mm tapered device.
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Ninjacof and Ninjacof A: Recall - Potential Burkholderia Cepacia Contamination 8/23/2017   4:15 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Use of a product that may contain B. cepacia could result in infections in patients with compromised immune systems and in patients with chronic lung conditions such as cystic fibrosis.
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Sterile Drug Products by Bella Pharmaceuticals: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance 8/18/2017   7:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Administration of a drug product intended to be sterile that is not sterile could result in serious infections that may be life-threatening.
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Zenith Alpha Thoracic Endovascular Graft by Cook Medical: Class I Recall - Potential Formation of Thrombus Inside Device 8/16/2017   4:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Thrombus may form inside the device after implantation. Thrombosis or occlusion may lead to serious adverse health consequences, including death.
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Lorazepam Oral Concentrate, USP 2mg/mL by Amneal Pharmaceuticals: Recall - Misprinted Dosing Droppers 8/16/2017   11:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Significant probability of serious health consequences if more than the prescribed dose is dispensed, including: drowsiness causing trauma; increased anxiety; and risk of accidental injury to self or others.
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Pravastatin Sodium Tablets by International Laboratories: Recall - Mislabeling 8/10/2017   8:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Common side effects of bupropion include: nausea, vomiting, dry mouth, headache, constipation, sweating, sore throat, diarrhea, dizziness, restlessness, blurry vision. Risk of allergic reactions are possible and could be life threatening.
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Liquid Products Manufactured by PharmaTech and Distributed by Leader Brand, Major Pharmaceuticals, and Rugby Laboratories: Recall - Possible Product Contamination 8/10/2017   7:45 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Reports of B. cepacia infections in patients.
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Liquid-filled Intragastric Balloon Systems: Letter to Healthcare Providers - Potential Risks 8/10/2017   3:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Five reports of unanticipated deaths that occurred from 2016 to present, in patients with liquid-filled intragastric balloon systems used to treat obesity.
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Sterile Drug Products from Vital Rx, dba Atlantic Pharmacy and Compounding: FDA Alert - Lack of Sterility Assurance 8/10/2017   3:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Administration of a non-sterile product intended to be sterile may result in serious and potentially life threatening infections or death.
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Liquid Drug Products Manufactured by PharmaTech and Distributed by Rugby Laboratories and Possibly Other Companies: FDA Advisory - Not to Use 8/8/2017   4:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Advisory due to Burkholderia cepacia contamination and the potential for severe patient infection.
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Balguti Kesaria Ayurvedic Medicine: FDA Warning - High Levels Of Lead 8/4/2017   9:25 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Exposure to lead can cause serious damage to the central nervous system, the kidneys and the immune system.
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Compounded Curcumin Emulsion Product for Injection by ImprimisRx: FDA Investigation - Serious Adverse Events Associated with Use 8/4/2017   3:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Drug products, including FDA-approved products, containing polyethylene glycol castor oil have been associated with severe and sometimes fatal hypersensitivity reactions.
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Diocto Liquid and Diocto Syrup by Rugby Laboratories: Recall - Possible Product Contamination 8/3/2017   5:10 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Use could result in serious or life-threatening infections in patients with compromised immune systems and in patients with chronic lung conditions such as cystic fibrosis.
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Man of Steel 1 and Man of Steel 2: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient 7/31/2017   5:20 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Use of product found to contained undeclared Sildenafil could result in death. The groups affected include men with diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or heart disease.
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0.9 Percent Sodium Chloride Injection by ICU Medical: Recall - Presence of Particulate Matter 7/31/2017   4:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Injection of particulate matter could potentially lead to limited adverse events such as allergic reactions, local irritation and inflammation in organs or tissues, or other serious adverse health consequences.
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Compounded Triamicinolone and Moxifloxacin Product for Intravitreal Injection by Guardian Pharmacy Services: Alert to Health Professionals - Serious Adverse Events Reported 7/28/2017   8:20 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Patients had diminished visual function and adverse reactions after injection into the vitreous of the eye at the end of the cataract surgery procedure.
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Cyclobenzaprine HCl and Amantadine HCl by Apace Packaging: Recall - Potential Mislabeling 7/28/2017   2:45 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Unintentional dosing with Cyclobenzaprine HCl may potentially lead to the development of life-threatening serotonin syndrome, and other serious adverse events.
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Sterile Drug Products by Cantrell Drug Company: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance 7/25/2017   10:44 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Administration of a drug product intended to be sterile that is not sterile could result in serious infections that may be life-threatening.
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La Bri's Body Health Atomic and Xplode Capsules by EZ Weight Loss TX: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient 7/25/2017   7:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Sibutramine is known to increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke.
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Super Panther 7K by Ultra Shop Supplement: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredients 7/24/2017   2:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Consumers with diabetes, hypertension, high cholesterol or heart disease often take nitrates; concomitant use of nitrates and PDE-5 can lead to fatal cardiovascular collapse.
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Penumbra 3D Revascularization Device by Penumbra: Class I Recall - Wire Material May Break or Separate During Use 7/21/2017   3:25 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Fractured pieces of the delivery wire could be left inside the patient?s brain bloodstream. This or the attempts made to retrieve the fractured pieces can lead to serious adverse health consequences.
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ED-530XT Duodenoscopes by Fujifilm: Safety Communication - Recall Issued, Updated Design and Labeling 7/21/2017   3:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Fujifilm issued an Urgent Medical Device Correction and Removal notification, informing customers of its voluntary recall of all ED-530XT duodenoscopes.
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Sten Z and M1 Alpha Capsules by Andropharm: Recall - Contains Derivatives of Anabolic Steroids 7/12/2017   6:33 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Consumption of these products may cause elevated blood pressure, aggressive behavior, male infertility, or enlarged breasts and shrinkage of the testes in men.
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Novopen Echo Insulin Delivery Device by Novo Nordisk: Recall - May Crack or Break If Exposed To Certain Chemicals 7/6/2017   6:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Using a device with a cracked/broken cartridge holder may result in the device delivering a reduced dose of insulin which could potentially lead to high blood sugar.
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Vascu-Guard Peripheral Vascular Patch by Baxter International: Letter to Health Care Providers - Potential Risk of Severe Bleeding and Hematomas 7/6/2017   6:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 UPDATED 07/06/2017. Voluntary recall closed on June 23, 2017. FDA continues to recommend that health care providers discuss with their patients all available treatment options for CEA surgery.
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Ultra-Sten and D-Zine Capsules by Hardcore Formulations: Recall - Contains Anabolic Steroids 7/6/2017   1:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Consumption of products containing derivatives of anabolic steroids may cause serious liver injury and other adverse health consequences, including kidney injury, increased risk of heart attack and stroke.
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Atar Extension Cables by Oscor: Recall - Cable Separating from Connector 7/6/2017   4:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 For pacing dependent patients, an interruption of pacing system could result in serious injury or death if not detected. Posted 07/06/2017
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Potassium Phosphate and Succinylcholine Chloride by PharMEDium Services: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance 6/27/2017   4:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Reasonable probability that the patient may experience adverse events ranging from fever, chills and malaise, to severe adverse events including systemic invasive mycoses or systemic bacterial sepsis.
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ADM Animal Nutrition Recalls Rough-N-Ready Cattle Feed A specific lot of product contains elevated levels of monensin, could harm cattle 6/23/2017   11:31 PM FDA Pet Health RSS Feed
 ADM Animal Nutrition, a division of Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE: ADM), is recalling 50-pound bags of Rough-N-Ready 14 BT cattle feed, product number 54787BHB24, because the product contains elevated levels of monensin beyond the recommended dosage, which could be harmful to cattle. At elevated levels, monensin can be toxic to cattle and can cause colic-like symptoms, hypokalemia, myoglobinuria, chronic cardiovascular issues, and possible death.
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Succinylcholine Chloride 20mg/mL 5mL Syringe by Fagron Sterile Services: Recall - Potential Lack Of Sterility Assurance 6/23/2017   7:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Reasonable probability that patient may experience adverse events ranging from fever, chills and malaise, to severe adverse events including systemic invasive mycoses or systemic bacterial sepsis.
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Potassium Phosphate and Succinylcholine by Advanced Pharma: Recall - Potential Lack of Sterility Assurance 6/22/2017   7:20 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Patient may experience adverse events ranging from fever, chills and malaise, to severe adverse events including systemic invasive mycoses or systemic bacterial sepsis.
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Venture Catheters by Vascular Solutions: Recall - Excess Material May Split or Separate During Use 6/21/2017   6:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Material in the patient's bloodstream can result in serious adverse health consequences such as the development of blood clots, embolism of the excess material to vital organs, or death.
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System CS100, CS100i and CS300 Intra-Aortic Balloon Pumps by Datascope: Field Correction - Potential Electrical Test Failure Code 6/19/2017   2:15 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Risk of failure of the device to initiate therapy.
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Clindamycin Injection ADD-Vantage Vials by Alvogen: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance 6/17/2017   2:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 There is a reasonable probability that the patient may experience adverse events, ranging from fever, chills and malaise, to severe adverse events including systemic invasive mycoses or systemic bacterial sepsis.
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United Pet Group Expands Voluntary Recall of Multiple Brands of Rawhide Chew Products for Dogs to Also Include Private Label Brands Due to Possible Chemical Contamination 6/17/2017   12:12 AM FDA Pet Health RSS Feed
 United Pet Group, a division of Spectrum Brands, Inc. is voluntarily expanding its recall of multiple brands of packages of rawhide dog chew products to include our retail partners? private label brands. The recall involves the brands and products described below.
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Frameless Stereotaxic Navigation Systems: FDA Safety Communication - Navigational Accuracy Errors 6/15/2017   4:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Accuracy errors may lead to patient deaths, serious or life-threatening injuries, and inaccurate, aborted, or prolonged medical procedures Posted 06/15/2017
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Unexpired Nitroglycerin Injection in 5 Percent Dextrose USP by Advanced Pharma in Houston: Recall - Sub Potency 6/15/2017   4:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 An extreme and unexpected reduction in dose than expected could lead to a delay in treatment, disruption of clinical care of the patient, and worsening of patient?s conditions. Posted 06/15/2017
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Paliperidone Extended-Release Tablets 3mg by Teva Pharmaceuticals: Recall - Dissolution Test Failure 6/15/2017   4:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Failed dissolution could result in less drug being absorbed. Posted 06/15/2017
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Sodium Bicarbonate Injection 8.4 Percent USP, Neut (Sodium Bicarbonate 4 Percent Additive Solution), Quelicin (Succinylcholine Chloride Injection USP), and Potassium Phosphates Injection by Hospira: Recall - Potential For Lack Of Sterility Assurance 6/15/2017   4:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 A patient may experience adverse events ranging from fever, chills and malaise, to severe adverse events including systemic invasive mycoses or systemic bacterial sepsis. Posted 06/16/2017
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Loving Pets Voluntarily Recalls Limited Lot Numbers of Air-Puffed Dog Treats Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk 6/14/2017   9:26 PM FDA Pet Health RSS Feed
 Loving Pets of Cranbury, NJ is voluntarily recalling a limited number of dog treats because of the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
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Topical Products by Phillips Company: Recall - Due to Concerns of Manufacturing Practices 6/14/2017   7:42 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 The possibility of decreased quality and consistency of the product, may have an impact on the safety and efficacy of the product posing a risk to patients.
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Eliquis (apixaban) 5 mg tablets: Recall One Lot- Bottle labeled as Eliquis 5 mg was found to contain Eliquis 2.5 mg tablets 6/13/2017   6:50 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Patients should not stop taking Eliquis without consulting with their physician
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United Pet Group Voluntary Recalls Multiple Brands of Rawhide Chew Products for Dogs Due to Possible Chemical Contamination 6/10/2017   8:41 PM FDA Pet Health RSS Feed
 United Pet Group, a division of Spectrum Brands, Inc. is voluntarily recalling multiple brands of packages of rawhide dog chew products that were distributed to retail outlets and sold online in the U.S. The recall involves the brands and products described below.
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SpF PLUS-Mini and SpF XL IIB Implantable Spinal Fusion Stimulators by Zimmer Biomet: Class I Recall - Potential for Harmful Chemicals 5/30/2017   5:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Higher than allowed levels of harmful chemicals may cause chronic infections, long-term hospitalization due to additional surgical procedures, paralysis, and death. Posted 05/30/2017
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Mibela 24 Fe Chewable Tablets by Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc.: Recall - Out of Sequence Tablets and Missing Expiry/Lot Information 5/29/2017   11:25 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Oral contraceptive tablets that are taken out of sequence may place the user at risk for contraceptive failure and unintended pregnancy.
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Brilinta (ticagrelor) 90 mg tablets, 8-count Physician Sample Bottles: Recall of Lot # JB5047 - Due to Report of Another Medicine in One Bottle 5/26/2017   2:39 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Unintentional dosing with Zurampic has the potential to lead to adverse renal effects including acute renal failure.
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Caverflo Natural Herbal Coffee: Recall - Presence of Undeclared Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients 5/26/2017   12:19 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Presence of sildenafil and tadalafil may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs, such as nitroglycerin, and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.
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Al-Er-G Capsules by MusclMasster: Recall - Contains Banned Substance Ephedra 5/25/2017   12:20 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Dietary supplements containing ephedrine alkaloids pose a risk of serious adverse events, including heart attack, stroke, and death.
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HeartMate II LVAS Pocket System Controller by Abbott-Thoratec: Class I Recall - Due to Risk of Patient Injury and/or Death during Backup Controller Exchange 5/23/2017   9:06 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 A slow or improper driveline changeover places certain patients at risk of serious injury or death.
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Tri-Ton by Dynamic Technical Formulations, LLC: Recall - Contains Andarine and Ostarine Drug Ingredients 5/22/2017   6:50 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Use or consumption of products containing SARMs and anabolic steroid-like substances may cause acute liver injury, which is known to be a possible harmful effect of using steroid containing products.
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V60 Non-invasive Ventilator by Respironics: Class I Recall - Unexpected Device Shut Down 5/22/2017   5:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Unexpected stop in ventilation therapy may cause serious adverse health consequences, including death.
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Gadolinium-based Contrast Agents for Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI): Drug Safety Communication - No Harmful Effects Identified With Brain Retention 5/22/2017   1:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Health care professionals should continue to limit GBCA use to circumstances in which additional information provided by the contrast agent is necessary, and assess the necessity of repetitive MRIs with GBCAs.
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LeadCare Testing Systems (with Blood Obtained from a Vein) by Magellan Diagnostics: FDA Safety Communication - Risk of Inaccurate Results 5/17/2017   1:20 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Falsely lower test results may lead to improper patient management and treatment for lead exposure or poisoning.
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Coronary Catheters by Abbott: Recall - Difficulty in Removing Balloon Sheath 5/16/2017   3:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Potential risks associated with balloon inflation and deflation difficulties include air embolism, additional intervention, thrombosis, and myocardial infarction.
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Canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet): Drug Safety Communication - Increased Risk of Leg and Foot Amputations 5/16/2017   1:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 New warnings, including a Boxed Warning, to be added to the canagliflozin drug labels.
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Phenobarbital 15 mg Tablets, USP by C.O. Truxton: Recall - Labeling Error on Declared Strength 5/8/2017   7:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 UPDATED 5/8/2017. C.O. Truxton expands their 04/21/2017 recall to include additional products.
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C.O. Truxton, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Amitriptyline HCL Tablets, USP 50mg and Phenobarbital Tablets, USP 15mg, 30mg, 60mg, 100mg Due to Potential Label Mix-Up 5/8/2017   7:15 PM FDA Pet Health RSS Feed
 Bellmawr, New Jersey, C.O. Truxton, Inc. is expanding their 04/21/2017 voluntary recall, as a precaution to include the following C.O. Truxton, Inc. products, registered NDC numbers and corresponding lot numbers, to the consumer/user level. C.O. Truxton has not received any complaints for the products listed below. however, due to the initial recall resulting from a label mix-up error, out of an abundance of caution, we are recalling all products that were repackaged into a Truxton Incorporated label.
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GEC Laxoplex Dietary Supplement Capsules by Genetic Edge Compounds: Recall - Presence of Anabolic Steroids 5/8/2017   12:15 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Use or consumption of products containing anabolic steroids may cause acute liver injury. Abuse of anabolic steroids may cause other serious long-term adverse health consequences in men, women, and children.
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HeartWare Splice Kit Intended to Repair the Driveline of its Ventricular Assist Device by Medtronic: Recall - May Cause Electrical Issues or Pump Stops 5/5/2017   6:10 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 An interruption in electrical connection may cause the pump to stop, which may lead to serious adverse health consequences, including death.
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Ventricular Assist Device Controllers and DC Adapter by Medtronic Mechanical Circulatory Support (formerly HeartWare Inc.): Class I Recall - Updated Controller, Power Management Software 5/4/2017   5:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Loose connector may allow moisture to enter controller causing corrosion, electrical issues, reduced speaker volume and connection failures which could cause serious adverse health consequences, including death.
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Wingman35 Crossing Catheters by ReFlow Medical: Recall - Tip Splitting or Separation 5/3/2017   7:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Tip splitting has the potential to lead to loss of device function. Tip separation may require medical intervention to retrieve a separated segment or may occlude blood flow to end organs.
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NavLock Tracker by Medtronic: Letter to Healthcare Providers - Patient Injuries Reported 5/3/2017   1:55 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Minor and serious injuries, including two patient deaths, following procedures that involved the use of non-Medtronic instruments with Medtronic's NavLock Tracker.
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Newport HT70 and HT70 Plus Ventilators by Medtronic: Field Corrective Action - Ventilator May Reset Spontaneously 5/2/2017   7:01 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 UPDATED 05/02/2017. Class I Recall. Potential for ventilator reset during normal operation, without an accompanying alarm.
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General Anesthetic and Sedation Drugs: Drug Safety Communication - FDA Approves Label Changes for Use in Young Children 4/27/2017   5:15 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Exposure to these medicines for lengthy periods of time or over multiple surgeries or procedures may negatively affect brain development in children younger than 3 years.
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Illegal Cancer Treatments: FDA Warning - Fraudulent Claims of Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention or Cure 4/25/2017   1:25 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Use of unproven or unapproved products may be unsafe and could prevent a person from seeking an appropriate and potentially life-saving cancer diagnosis or treatment.
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Party Animal Recalls Dog Food Due To Potential Presence of Pentobarbital 4/25/2017   12:01 AM FDA Pet Health RSS Feed
 On April 13, a retailer in Texas notified us that their customer had presented samples of our 13-ounce-can Cocolicious Beef & Turkey dog food (Lot #0136E15204 04, best by July 2019) and 13-ounce-can Cocolicious Chicken & Beef dog food (Lot #0134E15 237 13, best by August 2019) to a testing lab, and that the results had tested positive for pentobarbital.
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25 Percent Dextrose Injection, USP (Infant) by Hospira: Recall - Particulate Matter 4/24/2017   2:05 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Particulate administered to a patient could result in local swelling, irritation of blood vessels or tissue, blockage of blood vessels and/or systemic allergic response to the particulate.
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C.O. Truxton, Inc. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Phenobarbital 15 mg Tablets, USP due to Labeling Error on Declared Strength 4/21/2017   4:52 PM FDA Pet Health RSS Feed
 Bellmawr, New Jersey, C.O. Truxton, Inc. is voluntarily recalling lot 70952A of Phenobarbital Tablets, USP, 15 mg, to the consumer/user level. The manufacturer received a confirmed customer complaint that a bottle labeled as phenobarbital 15 mg was found to contain phenobarbital 30 mg tablets.
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Codeine and Tramadol Medicines: Drug Safety Communication - Restricting Use in Children, Recommending Against Use in Breastfeeding Women 4/20/2017   3:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 New and strengthened WARNINGS and CONTRAINDICATIONS on drug labels describing serious risks, including slowed or difficult breathing and death.
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Organic Herbal Supply Supplement Products: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredients 4/19/2017   12:55 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Use of these products may pose a threat to consumers because the undeclared ingredients may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.
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StrataMR Adjustable Valves and Shunts by Medtronic: Recall - Potential for Under-Drainage of Cerebrospinal Fluid 4/9/2017   1:29 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 If left untreated, under-drainage can potentially lead to coma and death.
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Sterile Compounded Products by Isomeric Pharmacy Solutions: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance 4/6/2017   8:35 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Voluntary recall of all lots of sterile products, to the hospital/user level.
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EpiPen and EpiPen Jr Auto-Injector: Recall - Failure to Activate Device 3/31/2017   11:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Failure to activate or increased force needed to activate may have significant health consequences for a patient experiencing a life-threatening allergic reaction (anaphylaxis).
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Prelude Short Sheath Introducer by Merit Medical Systems: Class I Recall - Sheath May Separate During Use 3/31/2017   5:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Tip could enter the patient's bloodstream, resulting in prolonged procedure times, additional surgery to remove the tip from the patient, blood clots, internal tears and perforation to arteries or veins, excessive bleeding, and death.
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LaBri’s Body Health Atomic by Envy Me: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient 3/30/2017   1:50 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Sibutramine may substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke.
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Breast Implants: Update - Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL) 3/21/2017   5:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 BIA-ALCL is a rare condition; when it occurs, it has been identified most frequently in patients undergoing implant revision operations for late onset, persistent seroma.
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EuroCan Manufacturing Voluntarily Recalling Barnsdale Farms? Pig Ears Because of Possible Salmonella Health Risk 3/20/2017   10:47 PM FDA Pet Health RSS Feed
 (March 20, 2017) New Hamburg, Ontario - EuroCan Manufacturing is voluntarily recalling Lot Number 84 consisting of it's individually shrink-wrapped, 6-pack, 12-pack and 25-pack bags of Barnsdale Farms?, HoundsTooth? and Mac's Choice? Pig Ears because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. Salmonella can affect animals eating the products and there is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
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Absorb GT1 Bioresorbable Vascular Scaffold (BVS) by Abbott Vascular: Letter to Health Care Providers - FDA Investigating Increased Rate of Major Adverse Cardiac Events 3/18/2017   2:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Increased rate of major adverse cardiac events observed in patients receiving the BVS, when compared to patients treated with metallic XIENCE drug-eluting stent.
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Blue Buffalo Voluntarily Recalls One Lot of BLUE Wilderness? Rocky Mountain Recipe TM Red Meat Dinner Wet Food For Adult DogsDue to Potential Health Risk 3/18/2017   2:27 AM FDA Pet Health RSS Feed
 Blue Buffalo Company is voluntarily recalling one production lot of BLUE Wilderness? Rocky Mountain RecipeTM Red Meat Dinner Wet Food for Adult Dogs, as the product has the potential to contain elevated levels of naturally- occurring beef thyroid hormones.
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Wellpet Voluntarily Recalls a Limited Amount of One Recipe of Canned Topper For Dogs Due to Potential Elevated Levels of Naturally Occurring Beef Thyroid Hormone 3/18/2017   1:19 AM FDA Pet Health RSS Feed
 WellPet has initiated a voluntary recall of a limited amount of one canned topper product due to potential elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormone.
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Wellpet Voluntarily Recalls a Limited Amount of One Recipe of Canned Topper For Dogs Due to Potential Elevated Levels of Naturally Occurring Beef Thyroid Hormone 3/18/2017   1:19 AM FDA Pet Health RSS Feed
 WellPet has initiated a voluntary recall of a limited amount of one canned topper product due to potential elevated levels of naturally occurring beef thyroid hormone.
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Viberzi (eluxadoline): Drug Safety Communication - Increased Risk of Serious Pancreatitis In Patients Without A Gallbladder 3/15/2017   4:02 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Patients who do not have a gallbladder should not take Viberzi. Developing pancreatitis could result in hospitalization or death.
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Viberzi (eluxadoline): Drug Safety Communication - Increased Risk of Serious Pancreatitis In Patients Without A Gallbladder 3/15/2017   4:02 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Patients who do not have a gallbladder should not take Viberzi. Developing pancreatitis could result in hospitalization or death.
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SynchroMed II and SynchroMed EL Implantable Drug Infusion Pumps by Medtronic: Class I Recall - Failure of Priming Bolus 3/14/2017   5:20 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Patients may receive a drug overdose or under dose which can lead to serious adverse health consequences such as respiratory depression, coma or death.
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SynchroMed II and SynchroMed EL Implantable Drug Infusion Pumps by Medtronic: Class I Recall - Failure of Priming Bolus 3/14/2017   5:20 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Patients may receive a drug overdose or under dose which can lead to serious adverse health consequences such as respiratory depression, coma or death.
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Lifepak 1000 Defibrillators by Physio-Control: Voluntary Field Action - Immediately Remove and Reinstall Battery 3/9/2017   7:23 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Device has shut down unexpectedly during patient treatment, which may expose patients to the risk of serious harm or death. Posted 01/14/2017
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Herbal and Dietary Supplement Products by Regeneca Worldwide: Recall - Not Manufactured in Compliance with Current Good Manufacturing Practices 3/9/2017   6:40 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Nationwide recall of Regeneca's entire line of herbal and dietary supplement products.
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Herbal and Dietary Supplement Products by Regeneca Worldwide: Recall - Not Manufactured in Compliance with Current Good Manufacturing Practices 3/9/2017   6:40 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Nationwide recall of Regeneca's entire line of herbal and dietary supplement products.
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SPS-1 Static Preservation Solution distributed by Organ Recovery Systems: Safety Communication - FDA Warns Of Potential Contamination 3/9/2017   4:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Laboratory results confirmed contamination with Pantoea and Enterococcus (intrinsically vancomycin-resistant) bacteria.
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SPS-1 Static Preservation Solution distributed by Organ Recovery Systems: Safety Communication - FDA Warns Of Potential Contamination 3/9/2017   4:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Laboratory results confirmed contamination with Pantoea and Enterococcus (intrinsically vancomycin-resistant) bacteria.
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Balloon angioplasty devices to treat autonomic dysfunction: FDA Safety Communication - FDA concern over experimental procedures 3/8/2017   6:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Procedure may put patients at risk because is being promoted as treatment for a variety of conditions even though it has not been formally studied in clinical trials
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Balloon angioplasty devices to treat autonomic dysfunction: FDA Safety Communication - FDA concern over experimental procedures 3/8/2017   6:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Procedure may put patients at risk because is being promoted as treatment for a variety of conditions even though it has not been formally studied in clinical trials
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Dietary Supplements for Male Sexual Enhancement by A and H Focal: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient 3/8/2017   1:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 PDE-5 Inhibitors may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.
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Dietary Supplements for Male Sexual Enhancement by A and H Focal: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient 3/8/2017   1:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 PDE-5 Inhibitors may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.
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Evanger?s Pet Food and Against the Grain Voluntarily Recalls Additional Products Out of Abundance of Caution due to Potential Adulteration with Pentobarbital 3/4/2017   4:04 PM FDA Pet Health RSS Feed
 Out of an abundance of caution, Evanger's Dog & Cat Food is voluntarily expanding its recall of Hunk of Beef and is also recalling Evanger's Braised Beef and Against the Grain?s Pulled Beef Products due to potential adulteration with pentobarbital.?Oral exposure to pentobarbital can cause drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, nausea, nystagmus (eyes moving back and forth in a jerky manner), inability to stand, coma and death. Consumers who notice these symptoms in their pets should consult their veterinarian.
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Evanger?s Pet Food and Against the Grain Voluntarily Recalls Additional Products Out of Abundance of Caution due to Potential Adulteration with Pentobarbital 3/4/2017   4:04 PM FDA Pet Health RSS Feed
 Out of an abundance of caution, Evanger's Dog & Cat Food is voluntarily expanding its recall of Hunk of Beef and is also recalling Evanger's Braised Beef and Against the Grain?s Pulled Beef Products due to potential adulteration with pentobarbital.?Oral exposure to pentobarbital can cause drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, nausea, nystagmus (eyes moving back and forth in a jerky manner), inability to stand, coma and death. Consumers who notice these symptoms in their pets should consult their veterinarian.
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Edex (alprostadil for injection) 10 mcg 2 Pack by Endo Pharmaceuticals: Recall - Potential Lack of Sterility Assurance 2/27/2017   6:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Loss of container closure integrity could impact the product?s sterility assurance and may lead to serious adverse events such as infections, both localized at the site of injection and systemically.
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Edex (alprostadil for injection) 10 mcg 2 Pack by Endo Pharmaceuticals: Recall - Potential Lack of Sterility Assurance 2/27/2017   6:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Loss of container closure integrity could impact the product’s sterility assurance and may lead to serious adverse events such as infections, both localized at the site of injection and systemically.
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Avella Specialty Pharmacy Unexpired Sterile Injectable Products Labeled “Latex Free”: Recall - Products May Contain Synthetic or Natural Latex 2/25/2017   1:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Risk of potential adverse events can range from local site reactions including swelling and inflammation, to allergic reactions which could be life-threatening to users who are sensitive to latex.
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Avella Specialty Pharmacy Unexpired Sterile Injectable Products Labeled ?Latex Free?: Recall - Products May Contain Synthetic or Natural Latex 2/25/2017   1:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Risk of potential adverse events can range from local site reactions including swelling and inflammation, to allergic reactions which could be life-threatening to users who are sensitive to latex.
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XtraHRD Natural Male Enhancement Capsules by Organic Herbal Supply, Inc.: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient 2/22/2017   1:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Undeclared tadalafil may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.
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XtraHRD Natural Male Enhancement Capsules by Organic Herbal Supply, Inc.: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient 2/22/2017   1:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Undeclared tadalafil may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.
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Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder by Zimmer Biomet: Class I Recall - High Fracture Rate 2/16/2017   2:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Fractures may result in revision surgeries which could cause serious adverse health consequences such as permanent loss of shoulder function, infection, or rarely, death.
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Comprehensive Reverse Shoulder by Zimmer Biomet: Class I Recall - High Fracture Rate 2/16/2017   2:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Fractures may result in revision surgeries which could cause serious adverse health consequences such as permanent loss of shoulder function, infection, or rarely, death.
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HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) Freeze Dried Vials by Synergy Rx: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance 2/15/2017   1:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Administration of a drug product intended to be sterile that is not sterile could result in serious infections that may be life-threatening.
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HCG (Human Chorionic Gonadotropin) Freeze Dried Vials by Synergy Rx: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance 2/15/2017   1:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Administration of a drug product intended to be sterile that is not sterile could result in serious infections that may be life-threatening.
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Against The Grain Pet Food Voluntarily Recalls One Lot of Pulled Beef Due to Potential Adulteration with Pentobarbital 2/15/2017   12:33 AM FDA Pet Health RSS Feed
 Out of an abundance of caution, Against the Grain Pet Food is voluntarily recalling one lot of Against the Grain Pulled Beef with Gravy Dinner for Dogs that was manufactured and distributed in 2015. The 12 oz. Against the Grain Pulled Beef with Gravy Dinner for Dogs that is being voluntarily recalled, due to the potential presence of pentobarbital, has an expiration date of December 2019, a lot number of 2415E01ATB12, and the second half of the UPC code is 80001 (which can be found on the back of the product label).
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PetSmart Voluntarily Recalls Single Lot of Grreat Choice? Canned Dog Food Due to Possible Health Risk 2/10/2017   7:56 PM FDA Pet Health RSS Feed
 PetSmart has issued a voluntary recall of one production lot of its Grreat Choice? Adult Dog Food sold on PetSmart.com, Pet360.com, PetFoodDirect.com and in nationwide PetSmart retail stores. This product is being voluntarily recalled as a precautionary measure due to metal contamination that could potentially be a choking hazard to pets.
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Alaris Syringe Pump Module (Large Volume Pump), Model 8100 and AIL Sensor Kits by CareFusion: Class I Recall - Alarm Error 2/9/2017   4:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Faulty Air-In-Line sensor which may generate a false alarm, and cause the syringe pump to stop supplying the infusion to the patient. Interruption of infusion could lead to serious adverse health consequences or death.
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Alaris Syringe Pump Module (Large Volume Pump), Model 8100 and AIL Sensor Kits by CareFusion: Class I Recall - Alarm Error 2/9/2017   4:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Faulty Air-In-Line sensor which may generate a false alarm, and cause the syringe pump to stop supplying the infusion to the patient. Interruption of infusion could lead to serious adverse health consequences or death.
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Ibuprofen Lysine Injection, 20 mg /2 mL (10 mg/mL) by Exela Pharma Sciences: Recall - Particulate Matter 2/9/2017   2:35 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Particulate matter has the potential to block blood vessels, provoke an immune reaction, and/or lead to microinfarcts which could be life threatening.
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Ibuprofen Lysine Injection, 20 mg /2 mL (10 mg/mL) by Exela Pharma Sciences: Recall - Particulate Matter 2/9/2017   2:35 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Particulate matter has the potential to block blood vessels, provoke an immune reaction, and/or lead to microinfarcts which could be life threatening.
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Well Balance Xanthium & Siler Combo (Bi Yan Pian) Dietary Supplement by Kingsway Trading Inc.: Recall - Product Contains Banned Ephedra Alkaloids 2/9/2017   12:45 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Supplements containing ephedrine alkaloids pose a risk of serious adverse events, including heart attack, stroke, and death.
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Well Balance Xanthium & Siler Combo (Bi Yan Pian) Dietary Supplement by Kingsway Trading Inc.: Recall - Product Contains Banned Ephedra Alkaloids 2/9/2017   12:45 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Supplements containing ephedrine alkaloids pose a risk of serious adverse events, including heart attack, stroke, and death.
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Evanger?s Voluntarily Recalls Hunk of Beef Because Of Pentobarbital Exposure in one Batch of Food 2/3/2017   10:05 PM FDA Pet Health RSS Feed
 Out of an abundance of caution, Evanger?s Dog & Cat Food of Wheeling, IL is voluntarily recalling specific lots of its Hunk of Beef product because of a potential contaminant Pentobarbital, which was detected in one lot of Hunk of Beef Au Jus. Pentobarbital can affect animals that ingest it, and possibly cause side effects such as drowsiness, dizziness, excitement, loss of balance, or nausea, or in extreme cases, possibly death.
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Chlorhexidine Gluconate: Drug Safety Communication - Rare But Serious Allergic Reactions 2/2/2017   6:24 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Reactions can occur within minutes of exposure, and may include wheezing or difficulty breathing; swelling of the face; hives that can quickly progress to more serious symptoms; severe rash; or shock, a life-threatening condition.
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Chlorhexidine Gluconate: Drug Safety Communication - Rare But Serious Allergic Reactions 2/2/2017   6:24 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Reactions can occur within minutes of exposure, and may include wheezing or difficulty breathing; swelling of the face; hives that can quickly progress to more serious symptoms; severe rash; or shock, a life-threatening condition.
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Halo One Thin-Walled Guiding Sheath by Bard Peripheral Vascular Inc.: Class I Recall - Sheath Separation, Kinking, or Tip Damage 1/30/2017   7:10 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 The affected product may cause serious adverse health consequences such as internal tears and perforation to arteries or veins, excessive bleeding, and death.
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Halo One Thin-Walled Guiding Sheath by Bard Peripheral Vascular Inc.: Class I Recall - Sheath Separation, Kinking, or Tip Damage 1/30/2017   7:10 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 The affected product may cause serious adverse health consequences such as internal tears and perforation to arteries or veins, excessive bleeding, and death.
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Certain Homeopathic Teething Products: FDA Warning- Confirmed Elevated Levels of Belladonna 1/27/2017   6:55 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Homeopathic teething products containing belladonna pose an unnecessary risk to infants and children. Posted 01/27/2017
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Certain Homeopathic Teething Products: FDA Warning- Confirmed Elevated Levels of Belladonna 1/27/2017   6:55 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Homeopathic teething products containing belladonna pose an unnecessary risk to infants and children. Posted 01/27/2017
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NucliSENS easyMAG Magnetic Silica and NucliSENS Magnetic Extraction Reagents by bioMerieux: Class I Recall - Potential Inaccurate Test Results 1/27/2017   6:15 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Risk of false negative results, invalid results, or under-quantification for clinical laboratory tests. This error may result in inappropriate treatment or delay in treatment.
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NucliSENS easyMAG Magnetic Silica and NucliSENS Magnetic Extraction Reagents by bioMerieux: Class I Recall - Potential Inaccurate Test Results 1/27/2017   6:15 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Risk of false negative results, invalid results, or under-quantification for clinical laboratory tests. This error may result in inappropriate treatment or delay in treatment.
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Vancomycin Hydrochloride for Injection, USP by Hospira: Recall - Particulate Matter in Vial 1/25/2017   1:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Injected particulate may result in local swelling, irritation of blood vessels or tissue, blockage of blood vessels and/or low-level allergic response to the particulate.
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ED-3490TK Video Duodenoscope by Pentax: FDA Safety Communication - UPDATE - Follow Pentax Validated Reprocessing Instructions 1/17/2017   3:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Updated recommendations to help prevent the spread of infection associated with the use of these devices.
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Lifepak 1000 Defibrillators by Physio-Control: Voluntary Field Action - Immediately Remove and Reinstall Battery 1/14/2017   5:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Device has shut down unexpectedly during patient treatment, which may expose patients to the risk of serious harm or death. Posted 01/14/2017
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Duodenoscopes by Fujifilm Medical Systems: Safety Communication - Certain Older Models Removed From Clinical Use 1/13/2017   4:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Fuji removing legacy 250/450 duodenoscope models from clinical use, replacing with with the ED-530XT model.
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PNC-27 Products: FDA Warning ? Do Not Use For Treatment or Cure for Cancer 1/12/2017   2:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Consumers who use a contaminated product are at risk for serious, potentially life-threatening infections.
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Medrad Intego PET Infusion System Source Administration Sets by Bayer: Corrective Action - Particulates Generated in Vial 1/11/2017   10:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 The particulate matter could enter into the patient and cause serious adverse health consequences including infection, damage of tissue, and death.
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Implantable Infusion Pumps in the Magnetic Resonance (MR) Environment: FDA Safety Communication - Important Safety Precautions 1/11/2017   3:50 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Reports of serious adverse events, including patient injury & death, describing medication dosing inaccuracies and other mechanical problems with pumps after an MRI exam.
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Implantable Cardiac Devices and Merlin@home Transmitter by St. Jude Medical: FDA Safety Communication - Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities Identified 1/9/2017   5:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 These vulnerabilities, if exploited, could allow an unauthorized user to remotely access a patient's RF-enabled implanted cardiac device by altering the Merlin@home Transmitter.
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ZIKV Detect IgM Capture ELISA by InBios International, Inc: FDA Safety Communication - Wait for Confirmatory Test Results Before Making Patient Management Decisions 12/23/2016   2:35 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 IgM tests remain useful in ruling out Zika exposure, but require confirmatory testing. Do not rely on presumptive positive Zika virus IgM test results as the sole basis of significant patient management decisions.
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Standard Offset Cup Impactor with POM-C Handle by Greatbatch Medical: Class I Recall - Inadequate Sterilization 12/20/2016   3:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Non-sterile surgical devices can lead to infections, and other serious adverse health consequences, including death.
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Chantix (varenicline) and Zyban (bupropion): Drug Safety Communication - Mental Health Side Effects Revised 12/16/2016   5:01 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 FDA determined the risk of serious side effects on mood, behavior, or thinking is lower than previously suspected.
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Ridley Block Operations Announces Voluntary Recall of Ultralyx 24% + 3% Mag Composite 12/15/2016   3:24 PM FDA Pet Health RSS Feed
 Ridley Block Operations has initiated a voluntary recall of a single batch of its beef cattle feed product, Ultralyx 24% + 3% Mag Composite Block, because it contains elevated levels of non-protein nitrogen (NPN) that may be harmful to beef cattle.
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General Anesthetic and Sedation Drugs: Drug Safety Communication - New Warnings for Young Children and Pregnant Women 12/14/2016   5:01 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Published studies in pregnant animals and young animals have shown the use of general anesthetic and sedation drugs for more than 3 hours caused widespread loss of nerve cells in the brain.
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Pioglitazone-containing Medicines: Drug Safety Communication - Updated FDA Review, Increased Risk of Bladder Cancer 12/12/2016   8:05 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 FDA approved label updates to describe additional studies reviewed.
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Convenience Kits containing Multi-Med Single Lumen Catheters by Centurion: Class I Recall - Excess Material May Split or Separate 12/9/2016   8:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Excess material may separate from catheter during use and enter patient’s bloodstream, resulting in serious adverse health consequences such as blood clots, embolism of the excess material to vital organs, or death.
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Blue Ridge Beef of Eatonton, GA Recalls Product Because of Possible Health Risk 12/9/2016   8:05 PM FDA Pet Health RSS Feed
 Blue Ridge Beef is voluntarily recalling two (2) of its frozen products due to their potential to be contaminated with salmonella and/or listeria monocytogenes. Salmonella and Listeria can affect animals eating the product. There is a risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surface exposed to these products.
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Intermountain Farmers Association Issues Recall of Rabbit Feed for High Vitamin D Content 12/1/2016   7:39 PM FDA Pet Health RSS Feed
 Intermountain Farmers Association (IFA) of Draper, UT, is recalling its 50 lbs. bags of rabbit pellets (item #1220) manufactured between March 14, 2016 and September 15, 2016, because the product may contain higher than acceptable levels of vitamin D, which may cause health problems to rabbits.
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Megajex Natural Male Sex Enhancer by MS Bionic: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredients 12/1/2016   1:40 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Undeclared tadalafil and sildenafil may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs (such as nitroglycerin) and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.
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Ultimate Body Tox PRO: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient 12/1/2016   1:15 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias, or stroke.
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DMAA Net Weight 500g by NutriVitaShop: Recall - Presence of DMAA May Pose Health Risk 11/26/2016   3:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 DMAA can narrow blood vessels and arteries, which can cause a rise in blood pressure or other cardiovascular problems such as shortness of breath, arrhythmias, tightening in the chest, and heart attack.
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Products Containing Belladonna Extract by Raritan Pharmaceuticals: Recall - Possible Belladonna Alkaloids 11/25/2016   5:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 The homeopathic products have a very small amount of belladonna, a substance that can cause harm at larger doses.
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FindrWIRZ Guidewire System by SentreHeart: Class I Recall - Coating Separation 11/22/2016   7:50 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Can lead to serious adverse health consequences including embolism, stroke, or death.
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Tri-Coast Pharmacy Sterile Products: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance 11/21/2016   8:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Administration of a drug product intended to be sterile that has microbial contamination has the potential to result in serious infections which may be life-threatening.
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Sterile Drug Products by Cantrell Drug Company: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance 11/21/2016   5:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Administration of a drug product intended to be sterile that is not sterile could result in serious infections that may be life-threatening.
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GNC Women?s Ultra Mega Time Release 180 count Dietary Supplement by Nutra Manufacturing: Recall - Undeclared Milk 11/18/2016   7:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 People who have an allergy or severe sensitivity to milk run the risk of a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction.
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Essure Permanent Birth Control System by Bayer Healthcare: FDA Announcement - Label Changes 11/15/2016   5:10 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Essure labeling now includes the addition of a boxed warning and a Patient Decision Checklist.
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Skinny Bee Diet by Love My Tru Body: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredients 11/8/2016   8:50 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Undeclared sibutramine, desmethylsibutramine, and/phenolphthalein present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke.
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Side Head Regulator TT Tablet by Life Rising/Ton Shen Health: Recall - Elevated Levels of Lead 11/8/2016   2:15 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Acute lead poisoning may cause abdominal pain, muscle weakness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, and bloody or decreased urinary output. Long term exposure can lead to permanent damage to the central nervous system. Posted 11/08/2016
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HeartWare Ventricular Assist Device (HVAD) Pumps by HeartWare Inc.: Class I Recall - Loose Connectors May Prevent Alarm from Sounding 10/28/2016   6:45 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Loose power connector may allow moisture to enter the controller causing corrosion, electrical issues, reduced speaker volume and connection failures.
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TAH-t Companion 2 Driver System (C2) and Freedom Driver System by SynCardia Systems: Letter to Health Care Providers - Mortality and Neurological Adverse Event Results 10/26/2016   3:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 The most recent post-approval study results assessing post-market performance is available.
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Testosterone and Other Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AAS): FDA Statement - Risks Associated With Abuse and Dependence 10/25/2016   4:29 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 New Warning and updated Abuse and Dependence sections of labeling, including new safety information from published literature and case reports.
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HeartWare Ventricular Assist Device (HVAD) Pumps by HeartWare Inc.: Class I Recall - Contamination Causing Electrical Issues 10/24/2016   4:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Contamination of the driveline may result in fluid or other material entering the pump and causing electrical issues or pump stops that may lead to serious adverse health consequences, including death.
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Willy Rusch Tracheostomy Tube Set by TeleFlex Medical: Class I Recall - Possible Disconnection During Patient Use 10/20/2016   6:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Connector detachment during use can deprive patient of adequate ventilation and require immediate medical intervention.
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Radiation Therapy Devices by Multidata Systems International: Discontinue Use ? Concerns about Risks to Patients 10/20/2016   1:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 The FDA is concerned that health care providers may be unaware of the risks associated with these devices.
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Medtronic Neurovascular Products: Recall - Potential Separation and Detachment of Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) Coating 10/18/2016   4:01 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 PTFE in the blood stream, based on the size and quantity, could lead to a thromboembolic event.
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Skintact DF29N Multi-function Defibrillation Electrodes by Leonhard Lang: Class I Recall - Connector Compatibility Issue 10/14/2016   6:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 User may not be able to connect electrodes to Welch Allyn AED model 10 defibrillator, which may result in a delay in delivering the electrical therapy.
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St?ckert 3T Heater-Cooler System by LivaNova PLC (formerly Sorin Group Deutschland GmbH): UPDATED Safety Communication - Reports of Mycobacterium Chimaera Infections 10/13/2016   7:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 New information about M. chimaera infections, and updated recommendations to help prevent the spread of infection.
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Mars Petcare US Announces Voluntary Recall of Limited Number of CESAR® Classics Filet Mignon Flavor Wet Dog Food Because of Potential Presence of Plastic 10/11/2016   2:44 PM FDA Pet Health RSS Feed
 Today, Mars Petcare US of Franklin, Tennessee, announced a voluntary recall of a limited number of CESAR Classics Filet Mignon Flavor product due to a potential choking risk from hard white pieces of plastic which entered the food during the production process. CESAR Classics Filet Mignon can be purchased individually, as well as, in flavor variety multipacks.
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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   2:20 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 In some cases full battery drainage can occur within a day to a few weeks after patient receives ERI alert. If battery runs out, ICD or CRT-D will be unable to deliver life-saving pacing or shocks, which could lead to patient death.
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I.V. Flush Syringes by Nurse Assist: Recall - Potential Link to Burkholderia Cepacia Bloodstream Infections 10/5/2016   5:50 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 The effects of Burkholderia cepacia on people vary widely, ranging from no symptoms at all to serious respiratory infections, especially in patients with cystic fibrosis.
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Twin-Pass Dual Access Catheters by Vascular Solutions: Recall - Potential for Excess Manufacturing Material At The Tip 10/5/2016   5:50 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Excess material may separate from the catheter during use and pose a potential risk of embolism, which could result in serious injury or death.
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Direct-Acting Antivirals for Hepatitis C: Drug Safety Communication - Risk of Hepatitis B Reactivating 10/4/2016   5:40 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 FDA requiring a Boxed Warning about the risk of HBV reactivation to be added to drug labels, directing health care professionals to screen and monitor for HBV in all patients receiving DAA treatment.
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50mm 0.2 Micron Filters by Baxter: Recall - Potential for Missing Filter Support Membrane, Particulate Matter 10/3/2016   6:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Bacteria and/or particulate matter present in an unsterile solution could pass through to a compounded prepared solution, which could lead to adverse health consequences.
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Homeopathic Teething Tablets and Gels: FDA Warning - Risk to Infants and Children 9/30/2016   6:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Adverse events reported to the agency, including seizures in infants and children who were given these products.
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Small Battery Drive and Small Battery Drive II Adaptor and Light Adaptor by DePuy Synthes: Class I Recall - Possible Explosion Risk 9/28/2016   6:40 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Potential for the adaptors to produce extreme internal pressure, which may cause the device to explode. The use of affected products may cause serious adverse health consequences, including death.
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Wells Pharmacy Network Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Sterile Products due to Concern for Lack of Sterility Assurance 9/22/2016   6:54 PM FDA Pet Health RSS Feed
 Ocala, Florida - Wells Pharmacy Network ("WPN") is voluntarily recalling all sterile human and veterinary products prepared between February 22, 2016 and September 14, 2016, and that remain within expiry due to the Food and Drug Administration's ("FDA") concern over a lack of sterility assurance.
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Sterile Products by Wells Pharmacy Network: Recall - Concern for Lack of Sterility Assurance 9/22/2016   6:50 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Administration of a drug product intended to be sterile that has microbial contamination may result in infections that may be serious and life-threatening.
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Hyoscyamine Sulfate 0.125mg by Virtus Pharmaceuticals: Recall - Superpotent and Subpotent Test Results 9/15/2016   3:20 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Adverse event reports involving hallucinations, stroke-like symptoms, confusion, dizziness, blurred vision, dry mouth, slurred speech, imbalance, and disorientation.
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GlucaGen HypoKit (glucagon [rDNA origin] for injection) by Novo Nordisk Inc: Recall - Detached Needles on Syringe 9/9/2016   6:07 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Affected product with detached needle cannot be used as prescribed. Untreated hypoglycemia can eventually lead to unconsciousness and seizures, which can prove fatal.
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Family Care Eye Wash by United Exchange Corp: Recall - Microbial Contamination 9/8/2016   12:20 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Use of a contaminated product could be calamitous for any population since there is a reasonable probability of a potentially sight-threatening eye infection.
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Eye Wash/Eye Irrigating Solutions Distributed by Major Pharmaceuticals and Rugby Laboratories: Recall - Microbial Contamination 9/7/2016   9:17 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Use of a contaminated product could be calamitous for any population since there is a reasonable probability of a potentially sight-threatening eye infection.
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Ovarian Cancer Screening Tests: Safety Communication - FDA Recommends Against Use 9/7/2016   6:40 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Using unproven ovarian cancer screening tests may be harmful for women with increased risk for developing ovarian cancer.
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Kinetic Technologies and Kinetic Vet Announce the Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Hy-Optic, OptiVet and Optimend Due to Deficiencies in Sterility 9/2/2016   9:00 PM FDA Pet Health RSS Feed
 Kinetic Technologies and Kinetic Vet located in Lexington, KY has voluntarily recalled Hy-Optic ? lot # 10092015, OptiVet ? lot # 12032015 and Optimend ? lot # 01122015. This voluntary recall is the result of deficiencies in sterility, which may lead to deteriorating eye conditions, irritation and/or infection.
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Mass Spectrometers by Sciex: Safety Communication - Incorrect Assignment of Test Results 9/1/2016   4:40 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Health care professionals may make inaccurate clinical diagnoses or inaccurate medical treatment decisions for patients by relying on incorrect results from the devices, which may lead to serious adverse health consequences.
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Vascu-Guard Peripheral Vascular Patch by Baxter International: Letter to Health Care Providers - Potential Risk of Severe Bleeding and Hematomas 9/1/2016   1:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Reports of intraoperative or postoperative bleeding and hematomas, some of which required additional intervention, and three patient deaths potentially related to this issue that occurred shortly after carotid endarterectomy surgery.
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Opioid Pain or Cough Medicines Combined With Benzodiazepines: Drug Safety Communication - FDA Requiring Boxed Warning About Serious Risks and Death 8/31/2016   4:01 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Combined use of opioid medicines with benzodiazepines or other drugs that depress the central nervous system has resulted in serious side effects, including slowed or difficult breathing and deaths.
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Dietary Supplements by Ton Shen Health/Life Rising: Recall - Elevated Lead Levels 8/30/2016   8:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 UPDATED 08/30/2016. Company press release with additional information added. Recall expanded to include all lots of DHZC-2 tablets.
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Lamotrigine Orally Disintegrating Tablet 200 mg by Impax: Recall - Incorrect Labeling of Blister Cards 8/29/2016   7:17 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Patients could take less than their intended lamotrigine dose, which may lead to reduced therapeutic effects of lamotrigine and reemergence of epilepsy or bipolar disorder symptoms.
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Programmable Syringe Pumps: FDA Safety Communication - Problems With Fluid Flow Continuity at Low Infusion Rates 8/25/2016   4:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Reports of serious clinical consequences, such as over- and under- infusion of high risk or life-sustaining medications, occlusion detection failures, inadvertent boluses caused by inconsistent fluid delivery, and other malfunctions.
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Eyesaline Eyewash by Honeywell: Recall - Microbial Contamination 8/22/2016   3:45 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Klebsiella pneumoniae contamination, if present in the product, may result in infections that may be sight-threatening.
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Oxacillin for Injection, USP, 10g by Sagent: Recall - Iron Oxide Particulate Matter 8/19/2016   5:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Administered of metal particulate may result in serious adverse events such as stroke, heart attack, respiratory failure, kidney failure, or liver failure.
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Cetylev (acetylcysteine) Effervescent Tablets for Oral Solution by Arbor Pharmaceuticals: Recall - Inadequate Seal of Blister Pack 8/18/2016   6:20 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Risk of sub-therapeutic dose as well as potential microbial contamination.
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Comfort Shield Barrier Cream Cloths by Sage Products: Recall - Product Contamination 8/17/2016   6:15 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 UPDATED 8/16/2016. Recall expanded to include an additional lot. Product with B. cepacia may cause serious, life-threatening infections in patients whose bodies cannot fight disease or in hospitalized patients, as well as certain other patient groups.
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System 83 Plus Automated Endoscope Reprocessors by Custom Ultrasonics: FDA Safety Communication - FDA Recommends Stop Using for Reprocessing Duodenoscopes 8/17/2016   1:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Health care facilities should have transitioned to alternative methods of reprocessing of duodenoscopes. System 83 Plus AERs remain in service for the reprocessing endoscopes other than duodenoscopes.
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NucliSENS easyMAG Magnetic Silica for Nucleic Acid Extraction by BioMerieux: Recall - Potential Inaccurate Test Results 8/12/2016   11:20 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 The detection problem could lead to a risk of false negative or invalid results for clinical laboratory tests. The use of the affected product may cause serious adverse health consequences, including death.
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DHZC-2 Tablet by Ton Shen Health: Recall - Possible Health Risk 8/12/2016   6:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Tablets have the potential to be contaminated with elevated levels of lead, a naturally occurring element which can affect multiple body system and particularly harmful to young children.
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Liquid Drug and Dietary Supplement Products by PharmaTech: Recall - Risk of Product Contamination 8/9/2016   12:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Use of B. cepacia contaminated product could result in serious or life-threatening infections in patients with compromised immune systems and in patients with chronic lung conditions such as cystic fibrosis.
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AVEA Ventilator by CareFusion: Class I Recall - Electrical Issue May Cause Unexpected Shutdown 7/28/2016   6:20 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Ventilator shutdown may cause serious adverse health consequences, including death.
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Fluoroquinolone Antibacterial Drugs for Systemic Use: Drug Safety Communication - Warnings Updated Due to Disabling Side Effects 7/26/2016   4:01 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Use associated with disabling and potentially permanent side effects of the tendons, muscles, joints, nerves, and central nervous system that can occur together in the same patient.
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HCG and Sermorelin by Talon Compounding Pharmacy: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance 7/22/2016   6:15 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Administration of a drug product intended to be sterile that is compromised can result in health hazards including risk of serious infection or other complications.
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Angiodynamics Soft Vu Omni Flush Angiographic Catheter by Stryker Sustainability Solutions (formerly Ascent Healthcare Solutions): Class I Recall - Tip Separation 7/22/2016   2:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Risk of surgical intervention to retrieve a separated segment, or other serious adverse health consequences such as internal organ injury, stroke, kidney failure, intestinal failure, and death.
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WEN by Chaz Dean Cleansing Conditioners: FDA Statement - Investigation of Adverse Event Reports 7/19/2016   5:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Reports of hair loss, hair breakage, balding, itching, and rash.
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Oral Liquid Docusate Sodium by PharmaTech : Recall - Contaminated with B. Cepacia 7/16/2016   4:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 The agency confirmed the product has been contaminated with Burkholderia Cepacia, a bacteria linked to an outbreak in five states.
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INRatio and INRatio2 PT/INR Monitor System by Alere: Recall - Potentially Inaccurate INR Results 7/12/2016   7:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Alere is working with the FDA to determine the most appropriate timing for product discontinuation and will provide guidance on transitioning patients to an alternate solution.
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Dream Body 450mg, Dream Body Extreme Gold 800mg, Dream Body Advanced 400mg: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient 7/5/2016   4:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Sibutramine may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke.
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HeartWare Ventricular Assist Device (HVAD) Batteries by HeartWare Inc.: Class I Recall - Premature Power Depletion 6/29/2016   4:20 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Batteries may lose power prematurely due to faulty cells.
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Purina Animal Nutrition Initiates Recall of Purina Medicated Sheep Feed due to Elevated Copper Level 6/27/2016   3:02 PM FDA Pet Health RSS Feed
 Purina Animal Nutrition LLC of Arden Hills, Minnesota, is voluntarily recalling one lot of Purina Lamb Grower B30 Medicated Sheep Feed packaged in the green and white generic paper LAND O LAKES Feed bags.
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Radagast Pet Food, Inc. Is Voluntarily Recalling Four Lots Of Frozen Rad Cat Raw Diet® Due To Possibly Salmonella And Listeria Monocytogenes Health Risk 6/24/2016   12:50 AM FDA Pet Health RSS Feed
 Radagast Pet Food, Inc. (Portland, OR) has announced a voluntary recall of four lots of frozen Rad Cat Raw Diet products, sold in 8oz., 16oz., and 24oz. tubs, and free 1oz sample cups, due to the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella and/or Listeria monocytogenes. Salmonella and Listeria monocytogenes can affect animals eating the products and there is risk to humans from handling contaminated pet products, especially if they have not thoroughly washed their hands after having contact with the products or any surfaces exposed to these products.
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Canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet) and Dapagliflozin (Farxiga, Xigduo XR): Drug Safety Communication - Strengthened Kidney Warnings 6/14/2016   2:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Revised warnings in the drug labels to include information about acute kidney injury and added recommendations to minimize this risk.
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Nature Made (Various Products) by Pharmavite LLC: Recall - Possible Health Risk 6/8/2016   6:20 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Salmonella can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems.
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Step 2 60 Gold by The Body Shot Bar: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredients 6/7/2016   6:55 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Sibutramine is known to substantially increase blood pressure and/or pulse rate in some patients and may present a significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke.
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Loperamide (Imodium): Drug Safety Communication - Serious Heart Problems With High Doses From Abuse and Misuse 6/7/2016   1:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Majority of reported problems occurred in individuals intentionally misusing and abusing high doses of loperamide in attempts to self-treat opioid withdrawal symptoms or to achieve a feeling of euphoria.
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Over-the-Counter Antacid Products Containing Aspirin: FDA Drug Safety Communication - Serious Bleeding Risk 6/6/2016   4:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Risk of serious bleeding when using nonprescription, also known as over-the-counter or OTC, aspirin-containing antacid products.
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St?ckert 3T Heater-Cooler System by Sorin Group Deustchland GmbH: Safety Communication - Reports of Mycobacterium Chimaera Infections 6/1/2016   5:55 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 There may be a higher risk of patient infection associated with surgeries that introduced a prosthetic product/material [e.g., heart valve, graft, LVAD], or heart transplants when the 3T was used.
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Capnostream 20 and Capnostream 20p Patient Monitor Battery Packs by Medtronic Respiratory and Monitoring Solutions: Class I Recall - Potential Fire Risk 5/27/2016   2:55 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Manufacturing defect causes an increase in temperature within battery that may cause a fire.
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Hummi Micro-Draw Blood Transfer Device by Hummingbird Med Devices: Class I Recall - Potential for Parts to Disconnect 5/26/2016   5:10 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Y-shaped connector and the yellow tube may disconnect from each other prior to or during use. This could lead to blood or fluid leakage, which may result in serious adverse health consequences, including death.
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Nizoral (ketoconazole) Oral Tablets: Drug Safety Communication - Prescribing for Unapproved Uses including Skin and Nail Infections Continues; Linked to Patient Death 5/19/2016   4:00 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Skin and nail fungal infections in otherwise healthy persons are not life-threatening, and so the risks associated with oral ketoconazole outweigh the benefits. Posted 05/19/2016
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Well Care Compounding Pharmacy Sterile Compounded Products: Recall - Lack Of Sterility Assurance 5/18/2016   5:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Administration of a drug product intended to be sterile that is compromised may result in serious and potentially life-threatening infections or death.
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Canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet): Drug Safety Communication - Clinical Trial Results Find Increased Risk of Leg and Foot Amputations 5/18/2016   4:56 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 FDA is currently investigating this new safety issue. Patients should not stop or change their diabetes medicines.
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Well Care Compounding Pharmacy Issues Voluntary Statewide Recall of All Sterile Compounded Products Due to Lack Of Assurance if Sterility Concerns 5/17/2016   11:45 PM FDA Pet Health RSS Feed
 Well Care Compounding Pharmacy, Las Vegas, Nevada is performing a voluntary statewide recall in Nevada on all unexpired sterile compounded products due to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) concern over lack of sterility assurance. The recall impacts all sterile compounded products distributed between 01/01/2016-04/29/2016.
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SOS Telecom Products: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredient 5/13/2016   2:50 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Sildenafil may interact with nitrates found in some prescription drugs such as nitroglycerin and may lower blood pressure to dangerous levels.
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BiCNU (carmustine for injection): FDA Alert - Counterfeit Product Discovered in Some Foreign Countries 5/13/2016   2:40 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 FDA urges health care professionals to purchase drug products only from legitimate suppliers.
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Fluoroquinolone Antibacterial Drugs: Drug Safety Communication - FDA Advises Restricting Use for Certain Uncomplicated Infections 5/12/2016   5:35 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Serious side effects associated with fluoroquinolones generally outweigh the benefits for patients with sinusitis, bronchitis, and uncomplicated urinary tract infections who have other treatment options.
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Olanzapine: Drug Safety Communication - FDA Warns About Rare But Serious Skin Reactions 5/10/2016   4:01 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Drug Reaction with Eosinophilia and Systemic Symptoms (DRESS) can result in injury to organs including the liver, kidneys, lungs, heart, or pancreas, and can lead to death.
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Manna Pro Products Issues Limited Voluntary Recall of Chick Starter Medicated Distributed in California, Nevada, Oregon, and Hawaii 5/10/2016   3:30 PM FDA Pet Health RSS Feed
 Manna Pro Products, LLC is voluntarily recalling a single lot (MADE 11/23/15 WP-2) of Manna Pro Chick Starter Medicated, UPC 0 95668 10555 6, packaged in 25 pound bags because it may contain excessive salt. Symptoms of excessive salt intake include increased water consumption, anorexia, and weight loss, and may lead to death.
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Dialog+ Hemodialysis Systems by B. Braun Medical: Class I Recall - Defective Conductivity Sensors 5/4/2016   2:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 The presence of air in dialysis fluid may lead to improper blood filtration, causing serious adverse health consequences, including death.
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Beacon Tip Technology Catheters by Cook Medical: Recall - Polymer Degradation of the Catheter Tip 5/4/2016   1:10 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Degradation could lead to loss of device function, separation of a device segment leading to medical intervention, or complications resulting from a separated segment.
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Aripiprazole (Abilify, Abilify Maintena, Aristada): Drug Safety Communication - FDA Warns About New Impulse-control Problems 5/3/2016   4:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Compulsive or uncontrollable urges to gamble, binge eat, shop, and have sex have been reported with the use of aripiprazole, and may result in harm to the patient and others if not recognized.
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Brintellix (vortioxetine): Drug Safety Communication - Brand Name Change to Trintellix, to Avoid Confusion With Antiplatelet Drug Brilinta (ticagrelor) 5/2/2016   7:10 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 During transition from the name Brintellix to Trintellix, prescribers can reduce the risk of name confusion by including the generic name of the medication they are ordering, in addition to the brand name and indication for use.
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Making It A Lifestyle, L.L.C. Supplements 3rd Degree, Black Gold X Advanced, and Black Label X: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredients 5/2/2016   2:25 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Undeclared sibutramine or sildenafil poses a threat to consumers.
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Sensorcaine-MPF (bupivacaine HCl) by Fresenius Kabi: Recall - Presence of Particulate Matter 4/26/2016   9:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Administration of a solution containing glass particulate matter may result in inflammation and injury, or cause blockage of vasculature around the eye or emboli in the vasculature of eye nerves.
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Fluconazole (Diflucan): Drug Safety Communication - FDA Evaluating Study Examining Use of Oral Fluconazole (Diflucan) in Pregnancy 4/26/2016   1:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Danish study shows possible increased risk of miscarriage. FDA advises cautious prescribing of oral fluconazole in pregnancy, until more is understood about this study.
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Covidien Oridion Labeled Capnostream 20 and Capnostream 20p Patient Monitor Battery Packs by Medtronic: Recall - Risk of Thermal Damage 4/20/2016   8:30 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Thermal damage may cause fire, resulting in smoke inhalation and minor burns.
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March 2016 - Drug Safety Labeling Changes 4/15/2016   12:22 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Drug Safety Labeling Changes includes 35 products with revisions to Prescribing Information. Posted 04/15/2015
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50 Percent Magnesium Sulfate Injection, USP by Hospira: Recall - Presence Of Particulate Matter 4/14/2016   3:00 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Administration may result in localized swelling, redness, pain at the site of administration or veins, allergic reactions to the foreign particle, microembolic effects as well as possible fetal harm.
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Focus Diagnostics Laboratory Examination Kits: Class I Recall - Inaccurate Test Results 4/14/2016   11:30 AM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Inaccurate results may lead to improper patient treatment for HSV or GAS and may cause serious adverse health consequences, including death.
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Super Herbs Capsules: Recall - Undeclared Drug Ingredients 4/12/2016   3:10 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Product poses significant risk for patients with a history of coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure, arrhythmias or stroke.
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Guardian II Hemostasis Valves by Vascular Solutions, Inc: Recall - Risk of Air Leakage 4/11/2016   6:40 PM FDA MedWatch RSS Feed
 Air leakage may lead to an air embolism, which could result in serious injury or death.
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Fetch 2 Aspiration Catheter by Boston Scientific: Recal