MedWatch: The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program
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Flurbiprofen-Containing Topical Pain Medications: FDA Alert - Illnesses and Deaths in Pets Exposed to Prescription Topical Pain Medication Evidence of NSAID toxicity in the pets exposed to flurbiprofen and died. Posted 04/17/2015 VV13F Reinforced Dual Lumen ECMO Catheters by OriGen Biomedical: Recall - Potential for Separation of Tube from Hub Separation could result in required intervention to prevent permanent impairment or damage. Posted 04/16/2015 March 2015 Safety Labeling Changes includes 67 products with revisions to Prescribing Information. Posted 04/15/2015 Intravenous (IV) Solutions (Select Lots) by Baxter: Recall - Potential Presence of Particulate Matter Particles in IV solutions may cause: local vein irritation, inflammatory reaction, aggravation of preexisting infections, allergic reactions, and systemic embolization. Posted 04/10/2015 Products from Prescription Center Pharmacy in Fayetteville, N.C.: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance Human and veterinary drug products made by the Prescription Center have been distributed nationwide and to Canada. Posted 04/02/2015
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