December 15, 2017
November 27, 2017
November 17, 2017
Summary: Update on the efforts by the FDA to address IV fluid shortages exacerbated by Hurricane Maria and advice for hospitals in managing the shortage
October 24, 2017
October 19, 2017
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.