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GammaGard Liquid, Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human)

Audience

Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics

Issue

Baxter BioScience and FDA notified healthcare professionals of a market withdrawal being conducted as a precautionary measure due to an increased number of adverse event reports of allergic reactions associated with two lots of the product.

Background

GammaGard Liquid is indicated for the treatment of primary immunodeficiency disorders associated with defects in humoral immunity.

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CDC Health Advisory: Healthcare Professionals Warned Not to use Certain Intravenous Metronidazole, Ondansetron, and Ciprofloxacin

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting healthcare professionals not to use certain intravenous (IV) bags of metronidazole, ondansetron, and ciprofloxacin because of potential contamination. FDA has received reports of floating matter in IV bags manufactured by Claris Lifesciences Limited, in Ahmedabad, India. Microbiological analysis identified the matter in one of the bags as a Cladosporium mold. Molds of this type can cause infections in susceptible patients, such as immunocompromised individuals.

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Green Tip: Online Shopping and the Environment

In this age of soaring gas prices and the looming threat of climate change, by doing more of your shopping online you can save on fuel and emissions and probably score a bargain at the same time. You will definitely save time and find many more choices online. There's nothing like the thrill of hunting for (and finding) what you are looking for at a better price!

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