Fresenius -- Granuflo-- were patients harmed? - page 2

Recently, on the internet, a major renal website published information about FMC's Granuflo. FMC internal memos were made public with comments from the individual who published this information... Also, the FDA published warning... Read More

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    We only have Granuflo enough for 3 weeks.

    We have to consume this since the initial stock of Citrapure that we have ordered from Rockwell hasn't arrived yet.

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    p.s. I have been in communication wtih an expert, one who has written several books on dialysis, etc who has stated that using granuflo even now is somewhat taking a huge risk
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    just found this thread via a google search. im wondering who what expert said not to use GranuFlo at all? It seems that the FDA recall just wants updated information included with the product re: correct usage. from my understanding, the concern is we should not mistake the total buffer level for total bicarbonate levels.
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    My aunt died from cardiac arrest after years of receiving dialysis at a DaVita center in Iowa. She was found to have "high pH" according to my grandmother..who is NOT medically cognizant. Am just now finding out about this and the fact that Fresnius did NOT notify the DaVita centers about the risks. My aunt was my best friend. I am sickened by this.
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    So sorry for your Aunt's death.
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    I work in a DaVita clinic. In the last month or two we were notified of the granuflo recall by biomed. We returned what we had and went to individual jugs until the new batch came in. We were told in the recall that the reason the acid was recalled was because it's color, and only the color was off. They stated there were no known side effects noted but they wanted it recalled because of the color?! Is this the recall you're talking about? I have also seen the lawyer commercials. We have never had a Cardiac Arrest in my clinic, thankfully!!

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