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Blog Posts in July, 2014

  • FDA ISSUES RECALL NOTICE ABOUT MEDTRONIC DUET EXTERNAL DRAINAGE AND MONITORING SYSTEM

    The FDA recently warned healthcare professionals of a recall of Medtronic Duet External Drainage and Monitoring System. The System is a device used to externally drain and monitor brain fluid. Medtronic Neurosurgery has recalled lots manufactured between March 2013 and February 2014 because of a defect that could cause the line tubing to separate from the line connectors. Such device failure may ...
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  • FDA WARNS AGAINST USING LIDOCAINE TO TREAT TEETHING PAIN

    The FDA recently issued a safety announcement alerting of serious risks associated with the use of lidocaine. Use of prescription oral viscous lidocaine to treat teething pain in infants and young children could result in grave harm, including death. The FDA is requiring a Boxed Warning, FDA's strongest warning, to be added to the drug label to highlight the risk of severe adverse reactions. The ...
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