FDA Issues Nationwide Alert on "IV Flush Brand" of NSS + Heparin Preloaded Syringes

  1. fda issues nationwide alert on iv flush brand of preloaded syringes containing heparin or sodium chloride intravenous catheter flushes

    fda is issuing a nationwide alert against the use of all lots of preloaded syringes containing either heparin or sodium chloride intravenous catheter flushes manufactured by the iv flush, llc and distributed by pinnacle medical supply, of rowlett, texas, because these products have not received proper clearance from fda and may be contaminated.

    consumers and institutions who have these preloaded syringes containing heparin or sodium chloride intravenous flushes should return them to the iv flush, llc or the original distributor.

    the firm voluntarily recalled the products because they lacked proper fda clearance for marketing. fda and the company have also been informed of p seudomonas fluorescens (p. fluorescens) infections in patients possibly caused by the heparin flushes . these cases are continuing to be investigated.
    http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/news/2005/new01153.html
    Last edit by NRSKarenRN on Feb 1, '05
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  3. by   UM Review RN
    Good grief! I'm so glad they are recalling these products!

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