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  • Boston Scientific Corporation Recalls EMBLEM S-ICD (Subcutaneous Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator) System Due to Risk of Short-Circuit

    Monday, February 22, 2021
    Boston Scientific is recalling the EMBLEM S-ICD because a manufacturing process may allow moisture to get inside the defibrillator and cause a short-circuit when it tries to deliver high voltage shocks. If this happens during use, patients may experience less shock than intended or may not receive...

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  • Boston Scientific Recalls EMBLEM S-ICD Subcutaneous Electrode (Model 3501) Due to Risk of Fractures

    Tuesday, February 16, 2021
    Boston Scientific is recalling the EMBLEM S-ICD Subcutaneous Electrode because of increased risk of fractures at a specific point (distal to the proximal sense ring) shown in Figure 1. If the device fractures during use, it could become unable to deliver therapy to slow very fast heartbeats from...

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

    Thursday, February 11, 2021
    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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  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Authorizes Monoclonal Antibodies for Treatment of COVID-19--UPDATED

    Wednesday, February 10, 2021
    Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for bamlanivimab and etesevimab administered together for the treatment of mild to moderate COVID-19 in adults and pediatric patients (12 years of age or older weighing at least 40 kilograms [about 88 pounds])...

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  • Xeljanz, Xeljanz XR (tofacitinib): Drug Safety Communication - Initial Safety Trial Results Find Increased Risk of Serious Heart-related Problems and Cancer with Arthritis and Ulcerative Colitis Medicine

    Friday, February 5, 2021
    The FDA is alerting the public that preliminary results from a safety clinical trial show an increased risk of serious heart-related problems and cancer with the arthritis and ulcerative colitis medicine Xeljanz, Xeljanz XR (tofacitinib) compared to another type of medicine called tumor necrosis...

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  • Apotex Corp. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Enoxaparin Sodium Injection, USP Due to Mislabeling of Syringe Barrel Measurement Markings

    Thursday, February 4, 2021
    Apotex Corp is voluntarily recalling two (2) batches of Enoxaparin Sodium Injection, USP to consumer level due to a packaging error resulting in some syringes barrels containing 150 mg/mL markings (corresponding to 120 mg/0.8mL strength) instead of 100 mg/mL markings (corresponding to 100 mg/mL...

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