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  • Shane Erickson, Inc. DBA Innovative Marketing Consultants Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Wash-Free Hand Sanitizer Due to Potential Presence of Undeclared Methanol

    Tuesday, December 29, 2020
    Shane Erickson, Inc. is voluntarily recalling lot 2020/05/11 and MFG: 2020/05/10 L/N: 20200510-3 of imc Wash-Free Hand Sanitizer 50 ml, 100 ml, 300 ml and Wash Free Hand Sanitizer 300 ml lot 2020/05/11 and Thrifty White Pharmacy Wash-Free Hand Sanitizer 300 ml lot 2020/05/11 listed in the table...

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  • FDA Takes Additional Action in Fight Against COVID-19 By Issuing Emergency Use Authorization for Second COVID-19 Vaccine

    Tuesday, December 22, 2020
    Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the second vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The emergency use authorization allows the Moderna...

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  • Increase in Fatal Drug Overdoses Across the United States Driven by Synthetic Opioids Before and During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Thursday, December 17, 2020
    The purpose of this Health Alert Network (HAN) Advisory is to alert public health departments, healthcare professionals, first responders, harm reduction organizations, laboratories, and medical examiners and coroners to—(1) substantial increases in drug overdose deaths across the United...

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  • FDA Takes Key Action in Fight Against COVID-19 By Issuing Emergency Use Authorization for First COVID-19 Vaccine

    Friday, December 11, 2020
    Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued the first emergency use authorization (EUA) for a vaccine for the prevention of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in individuals 16 years of age and older. The emergency use...

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  • AvKARE Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Sildenafil 100mg Tablets and Trazodone 100mg Tablets Due to Product Mix-Up

    Friday, December 11, 2020
    AvKARE, Pulaski, TN is voluntarily recalling one lot of Sildenafil 100 mg tablets and one lot of Trazodone 100mg tablets to the consumer level. These products have been recalled due to a product mix-up of the listed two separate products inadvertently packaged together during bottling at a 3rd...

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  • Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Anagrelide Capsules, USP Due to Dissolution Test Failure

    Friday, December 11, 2020
    Torrent Pharmaceuticals Limited is voluntarily recalling one lot of Anagrelide Capsules, USP to the consumer level due to dissolution test failure detected during routine quality testing. Failed dissolution can result in a slower rate and extent of drug release leading to less anagrelide available...

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  • Wear Face Masks with No Metal During MRI Exams: FDA Safety Communication

    Wednesday, December 9, 2020
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing patients and health care providers that patients may be injured if they wear face masks (such as surgical or non-surgical masks and respirators) with metal parts and coatings during a Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) exam. Metal parts, like...

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  • MPM Medical LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Regenecare HA Hydrogel Due to Burkholderia cepecia Contamination

    Thursday, December 3, 2020
    Mesquite, TX MPM Medical is voluntarily recalling one lot of Regenecare HA Hydrogel to the consumer level. Following two customer complaints of visible contamination, the product was found to be contaminated with the bacteria Burkholderia cepecia.

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  • Baxter Healthcare Recalls Baxter SIGMA Spectrum Infusion Pumps with Master Drug Library (Versions 6 and 8) and Spectrum IQ Infusion Systems with Dose IQ Safety Software Due to Unplanned Shutdown Issues

    Tuesday, December 1, 2020
    Baxter Healthcare is recalling the Baxter Healthcare Sigma Spectrum Infusion Pumps with Master Drug Library (V6, V8) and the Baxter Spectrum IQ Infusion Systems with Dose IQ Safety Software (V9) because improper cleaning of the devices may lead to residue build-up or corrosion on the device. If the...

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