FDA MedWatch - Recall of IV Flush Brand of Preloaded Syringes Containing Heparin or

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    MedWatch - The FDA Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program

    FDA issued 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 they lacked proper FDA clearance
    for marketing. FDA and the company have also been informed of Pseudomonas
    fluorescens (P. fluorescens) infections in patients possibly caused by the
    heparin flushes.

    Read the complete MedWatch 2005 safety summary, including links to the FDA
    Press Release, at:

    http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/SAFETY/2...05.htm#IVFlush

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