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August 2020

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  • Hurricane Laura—Clinical Guidance for Carbon Monoxide (CO) Poisoning

    Friday, August 28, 2020
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reminding clinicians seeing patients from the areas affected by Hurricane Laura to maintain a high index of suspicion for CO poisoning. Other people who may be exposed to the same CO source may need to be identified and assessed.

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  • Invokana, Invokamet, Invokamet XR: MedWatch Safety Alert - Boxed Warning about Risk of Leg and Foot Amputations Removed

    Wednesday, August 26, 2020
    Based on FDA's review of new data from three clinical trials, the boxed warning about amputation risk from the diabetes medicine canagliflozin (Invokana, Invokamet, Invokamet XR) was removed from the prescribing information.

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  • Smiths Medical Recalls Medfusion 3500 and 4000 Syringe Pumps Due to Risk of Medication Delivery Error

    Tuesday, August 25, 2020
    Smiths Medical is recalling specific software versions of the Medfusion 3500 and 4000 Syringe Pumps because of a software error that may lead to over-delivery or under-delivery of fluids or medication. Over- or under-delivery can occur if the following specific sequence of events occur: a bolus or...

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  • Bayshore Pharmaceuticals, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets

    Friday, August 21, 2020
    Bayshore Pharmaceuticals, LLC, Short Hills, NJ is voluntarily recalling one (1) lot of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP, 500 mg, 1000 count bottles and one (1) lot of Metformin Hydrochloride Extended-Release Tablets USP, 750 mg, 100 count bottles within expiry to the consumer...

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  • SCA Pharmaceuticals Is Issuing a Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Heparin Sodium Compounded Products

    Thursday, August 20, 2020
    Windsor, CT, SCA Pharmaceuticals (SCA) is voluntarily recalling 10 lots of Heparin Sodium to the hospital/user level. The compounded Heparin Sodium bag contains the undeclared preservative benzyl alcohol. The labelling listed methylparaben and propylparaben as preservatives; however, are not...

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  • FDA Urges Consumers Not Use Certain Hand Sanitizer Products

    Tuesday, August 11, 2020
    FDA advises consumers not to use hand sanitizers from these companies, or products with these names or NDC numbers.

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  • CME America Updates Recall of BodyGuard Infusion Pump System Due to Risk of Over-, and Under-infusion

    Thursday, August 6, 2020
    The FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death.

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  • LABORATORIOS JALOMA S.A. de C.V. Issues Voluntary Recall of the Jaloma Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer Due to the Potential Presence of Undeclared Methanol

    Monday, August 3, 2020
    LABORATORIOS JALOMA S.A. de C.V. is voluntarily recalling all lots and all bottle sizes of the Jaloma Antiseptic Hand Sanitizer, Ethyl Alcohol 62% With vitamin E to the consumer level. This recall has been initiated because FDA sampled the 500 mL product and found it to be contaminated with...

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