Patient Safety Risk

May 26, 2022
Abbott has recalled certain Dragonfly OpStar imaging catheters because a marker band may remain in the patient after use.
May 24, 2022
AHA today urged the FTC to scrutinize commercial health plans that steer patients to third-party specialty pharmacies in which they have a financial interest.
May 9, 2022
FDA issues updates on a COVID-19 monoclonal antibody and antiviral pill, and certain Fresenius Medical Care hemodialysis machines.
Apr 29, 2022
Medtronic this week alerted health care providers to a defect in its Heartware Ventricular Assist Device System that may cause the internal pump to malfunction.
Apr 29, 2022
DEA offers posters and other materials to help hospitals and other partners promote the event in their community.
Apr 27, 2022
The agency has received reports describing serious adverse events and deaths after ventilation failure using silicone-based electromyogram endotracheal tubes.
Apr 7, 2022
The agency recommends health care facilities that still use fixed endcap duodenoscopes complete their transition to newer models that can lower infection risks.
Apr 6, 2022
The Food and Drug Administration yesterday alerted health care providers to a recall and change in reprocessing methods for certain urological endoscopes made by Karl Storz.
Mar 31, 2022
Products by FarmaKeio Superior Custom Compounding that are intended as sterile may not be, the agency said.
Mar 24, 2022
Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra yesterday joined health ministers from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Japan in strongly condemning Russia’s military attacks on Ukrainian health care facilities.