The medical device manufacturer B. Braun has paid out $7.8 million to settle a U.S. criminal case in related to faulty syringes. The irony is the company did not make the syringes; however, its brand name was on them.
The U.S. FDA has revised its guidance for health professionals concerning the administration of medicinal drug products prepared in Becton-Dickinson syringes. The initial concern related to a drug potency issue.
Georgia police have joined Walmart in investigating four separate incidents in recent days in which customers were pricked by hypodermic needles that were hidden inside clothing being sold at the retail giant.
Heparin-filled syringes by a company called Sierra Pre-Filled have caused dozens to fall ill, with many requiring hospitalization. Heparin is a blood thinner, and used to flush out catheters and intravenous lines. Dozens are suffering blood infections.