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The firm initiated the recall by letter on 09/05/2017. The patients and clinics were directed to locate and remove all affected product and to contact Baxter Healthcare Center for Service to arrange for return and credit.

Issue: Genentech is voluntarily recalling three lots of Activase (alteplase) 100mg vials, that were co-packaged with Sterile Water for Injection, to the hospital level.

The FDA is recommending that patients avoid taking the potassium-lowering drug sodium polystyrene sulfonate (Kayexalate) at the same time as any other medicines taken by mouth.

Hospira is voluntarily recalling one lot of Vancomycin Hydrochloride for Injection, USP, 750 mg/vial (NDC 0409-6531-02) lot 632153A, to the hospital/retailer level.

On August 23, 2017, the FDA approved a firmware update that is now available and is intended as a recall, specifically a corrective action,  to reduce the risk of patient harm due to potential exploitation of cybersecurity vulnerabilities for cert

For those who are interested, CDC’s National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) Dialysis Event Surveillance Report for 2014 was published online and CJASN created a visual feature for the article.

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