CDC has issued a HAN Health Alert advising that travelers returning from northern Israel have been coming back with leptospirosis, a bacterial disease that among other results can cause kidney failure. For details see https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCDC/bulletins/20ba899.
The FDA has announced Class II recalls of the following MedComp catheter products because suture wings may crack or break, causing catheter dislocation, bleeding, or air emboli:
- Duo-Flow XTP Straight Full Set HD Catheter Insertion Kits, AAC02106, AAC02107, and AAC0210; see https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/ires/index.cfm?Product=165766.
- Double Lumen CRRT/ABP Catheter Set HD Catheter Insertion Kits, DL 11/15, DL 11/20, and DL 9/1; see https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/ires/index.cfm?Product=165768.
- Duo-Flow Double Lumen Soft Tip CRRT/ABP Catheter Set HD Catheter Insertion Kits, DL11/24; see https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/ires/index.cfm?Product=165769.
- Duo-Flow Catheter Full Tray HD Catheter Insertion Kits MCDLT3500, MCDLT4000, MCDLT4400, and MCDLT4424; see https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/ires/index.cfm?Product=165786.
The FDA has announced a recall of one lot of Accord Healthcare Hydrochlorothiazide Tablets USP, 12.5 mg, Lot PW05264 (46632 Bottles, NDC 16729-182-01). Hydrochlorothiazide is used to manage hypertension. This lot is mislabeled and actually contains Spironolactone Tablets USP 25 mg, and in certain cases this substitution can lead to life-threatening hyperkalemia. For details see https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ucm618583.htm. If you are in possession of Accord Hydrochlorothiazide that does not match the image below, or if you are unsure, return to your pharmacy or healthcare provider for confirmation.
The FDA has announced a Class II recall for Baxter AMIA Automated PD Cycler (Product Code 5C9320) power cords because they may detach unexpectedly. For details see https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/ires/index.cfm?Product=165664.
CDC has issued a Health Alert Network or HAN bulletin on the Rising Numbers of Deaths Involving Fentanyl and Fentanyl Analogs, Including Carfentanil, and Increased Usage and Mixing with Non-opioids. Find the bulletin at https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/USCDC/bulletins/1fde19f.
The FDA has required new label warnings about blood sugar and mental health side effects of fluoroquinolone antibiotic drugs. The most common fluoroquinolones are Cipro (ciprofloxacin), Avelox (moxifloxacin), and Levaquin (levofloxacin), but there are many others, most of which end in -floxacin. The new label has many specific warnings and recommendations for diabetics. For full details see https://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm612979.htm.
The FDA has announced the recall of one lot, 1060 cases (4240 bottles), of NaturaLyte Liquid Acid Concentrate for Bicarbonate Dialysis, 3.43 Liter, lot code 18CXAC095, because it is mislabeled with an incorrect part number. For details see https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/ires/index.cfm?Product=164557.