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April 2021

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  • Medtronic Recalls Evera, Viva, Brava, Claria, Amplia, Compia, and Visia Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillators (ICDs) and Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy (CRT-Ds) Due to Risk of Shortened Battery Life

    Monday, April 12, 2021
    Medtronic is recalling the specified ICDs and CRT-Ds due to an unexpected and rapid decrease in battery life. The decrease in battery life is caused by a short circuit and will cause some devices to produce a “Recommended Replacement Time” (first warning that the battery is low) earlier...

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  • FDA Recommends Transition from Use of Decontaminated Disposable Respirators - Letter to Health Care Personnel and Facilities

    Friday, April 9, 2021
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recommending health care personnel and facilities transition away from crisis capacity conservation strategies, such as decontaminating or bioburden reducing disposable respirators for reuse. Based on the increased domestic supply of new respirators...

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  • Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update: FDA Issues Emergency Use Authorization for the Symbiotica COVID-19 Self-Collected Antibody Test System

    Wednesday, April 7, 2021
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today announced it has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Symbiotica COVID-19 Self-Collected Antibody Test System, the first antibody test authorized for use with home collected dried blood spot samples. Samples collected at home are then sent...

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  • A-S Medication Solutions Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Acetaminophen Extra Strength Tablets Contained in Health Essentials Kits Due to Mislabeling

    Monday, April 5, 2021
    Libertyville, IL, A-S Medication Solutions, LLM (ASM) is voluntarily recalling 198,350 bottles of Acetaminophen Extra Strength 500 mg Tablets, 100 ct. bottles (NDC# 50090-5350-0) contained in Health Essentials Kits distributed by Humana to its members. See the photo below. This recall is being...

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