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Endologix® Inc. Ovation iX Stent Graft system - recalled due to material weakness, United States

July 8, 2020 5:00 PM

United States

Company name: Endologix® Inc.
Brand name: Ovation
Product recalled: Ovation iX system
Reason of the recall: A material weakness adjacent to the polymer fill channel may become compromised during pressurization with liquid polymer.
FDA Recall date: July 08, 2020
Recall details: Company Announcement Endologix® Inc. (Nasdaq: ELGX) (“Endologix” or the “Company”), a developer and marketer of innovative treatments for aortic disorders, today announced that a correction notice has been issued for the Ovation iX system, that identifies the root cause of polymer leaks. This voluntary action has been classified by the FDA as a Class 1 recall. No physical product removal of the product is planned or needed. Correction Z-2263-2020 was issued in May 2020 to current users of the Ovation iX system and informs users of a material weakness adjacent to the polymer fill channel that may become compromised during pressurization with liquid polymer. The clinical sequelae associated with polymer leaks may be systemic or aneurysm related. All lots/serial numbers, not yet implanted, of the following models are in the scope of the correction:
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Source: FDA

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April 29, 2020 7:00 PM

“Company name: CME America
Brand name: CMEAmerica BodyGuard
Product recalled: Infusion pumps and infusion sets
Reason of the recall: pumps may not deliver fluid at the accuracy specified in the instructions for use and infusion sets may under-deliver fluids
FDA Recall date: April 29, 2020
Recall... See Moredetails: CME America, a wholly owned subsidiary of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), a leading global medical technology company, today issued the following update regarding two previously announced voluntary recalls, one related to all models of CMEAmerica BodyGuard® infusion pumps (FDA Recall Number: Z-1474-2020) and the other related to one of the device's infusion sets (FDA Recall Number: Z-1442-2020). Both previously announced recalls have now been designated as Class I recalls by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which means the FDA believes that there is a reasonable probability that use of the recalled product(s) will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.

CME America previously notified customers affected by each recall and provided guidance on the potential impact to device performance when the affected products were used. Today, the company has issued an updated customer letter with additional guidance and to inform customers of the decision to suspend distribution of the BodyGuard® infusion pump system and to remove all existing products from the U.S. market.

The following is a summary of each individual product recall details:

CMEAmerica BodyGuard® Infusion Pump Recall

Details On Jan. 6, 2020, the company initiated a voluntary recall to notify customers of certain scenarios where pumps may not deliver fluid at the accuracy specified in the instructions for use that could result in a slower than expected delivery of medication (under-infusion), and/or faster than expected delivery of medication (over-infusion). Results indicate that pumps may have a delivery inaccuracy of up to ~13%. To date, no reports of patient injury has been received related to this previously announced voluntary recall. CME America has assessed the potential risks associated with the issues outlined in the initial voluntary recall and determined that the BodyGuard® infusion pump may continue to be used in certain situations in accordance with the Operator's Manual and the additional mitigations outlined in the updated customer letter until the pumps have been removed from the market.

To ensure customers retain access to critical medical equipment, particularly as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve in the United States, CME America will implement a phased market removal and will continue to support the following activities in order to help limit clinical disruption and maintain patient focus during the COVID-19 pandemic: Use of products in the field in accordance with the Operator's Manual and the additional mitigations outlined in the updated customer letter; Product service and repair activities at CME America and Authorized Service Depots; and Supply of infusion sets and accessories to support the infusion pumps remaining in the field.

The BodyGuard® infusion pump is designed to deliver fluids or medications into a patient's body in controlled amounts. The pump administers fluids through an infusion tubing set into a patient's vein or through other cleared routes of administration. The system is intended for patients who require maintenance medications, PCA therapy, parenteral nutritional fluids, and general IV fluid therapy in hospital and home care environments. Typical applications for the BodyGuard® infusion pumps include but are not limited to chemotherapy, pain management, TPN, enteral nutrition fluids and antibiotics.

The recall and market removal affect approximately 28,400 devices, including all models of BodyGuard® infusion pumps listed below. These devices are primarily used in outpatient settings.
- BodyGuard 121
- BodyGuard 323
- BodyGuard 545*
- BodyGuard 575*
- BodyGuard 545 ColorVision
- BodyGuard 575 ColorVision
- CMExpress

*Note: These two pump models were inadvertently left out of the initial customer notification

CMEAmerica BodyGuard® Microset Infusion Set Recall

Details On Sept. 16, 2019, the company initiated a voluntary recall to notify customers that certain lots of BodyGuard® Microset infusion sets, when used with the BodyGuard® infusion pump, may under-deliver fluids up to 50% at the highest flow rates. At the time of the recall, CME America informed customers in the recall announcement to discard all remaining inventory of the infusion sets (Catalog #A120-003XYVA) and committed to reimbursing impacted customers. To date, no reports of patient injury has been received related to this previously announced voluntary recall. CME America immediately stopped shipments of the affected infusion sets. This FDA classification does not change the previous guidance provided in the company's September recall announcement to customers. Affected products include:

CMEAmerica BodyGuard® Microset, Catalog #A120-003XYVA.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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June 1, 2020 11:00 PM

“Company name: Allergan Aesthetics
Brand name: BIOCELL
Product recalled: Breast Implants
Reason of the recall: Increased risk of BIA-ALCL
FDA Recall date: June 01, 2020
Recall details: Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie company (NYSE: ABBV), is initiating a new digital campaign to improve device tra... See Morecking and further identify and reach breast implant patients who have, or have had, BIOCELL® breast implants and/or tissue expanders to inform them of the risk of BIA-ALCL. Since July 2019 when the BIOCELL® recall was announced, robust efforts were made to reach patients, however, the Company is still seeking to directly contact all U.S. BIOCELL® patients that have not yet been notified. This is due to incomplete device tracking data for approximately 52,000 BIOCELL® breast implant units.

It is important to note the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has made the following recommendation, "If you have no symptoms, we are not recommending the removal of these or other types of breast implants due to the low risk of developing BIA-ALCL. However, if you have any questions, talk to your health care provider."

Allergan Aesthetics will launch a multi-channel campaign which will include digital and social media advertisements further informing patients of the voluntary recall and directing them to Allergan Aesthetics' www.BIOCELLinformation.com website for education on how to identify their implant type and register their implants.

"Allergan Aesthetics is committed to patient safety and we are continuing to make every effort to make sure that each and every patient is made aware of the BIOCELL® recall, and knows their implant type and implant history," said John Maltman, Vice President of Medical Affairs at Allergan Aesthetics.

If patients are not aware of the BIOCELL® recall previously announced on July 24, 2019, and do not know the type of implant that they have in place or their implant history, they should either:
- Go to www.BIOCELLinformation.com to reach out to Allergan Aesthetics to determine if the company has their implant information.
- Contact their surgeon or hospital where they received implants to determine if the surgeon or hospital has records of their implant information.

Patients who know that they have an Allergan implant, and may not have participated in device tracking previously, or who need to update their information on www.BIOCELLinformation.com. The website will inform them how to register for device tracking, which is strongly advised for all patients, and answer any questions they may have. Patients with BIOCELL® implants or tissue expanders or a history of BIOCELL® implants or tissue expanders should go to www.BIOCELLinformation.com to learn about the BIOCELL® recall, symptoms of Breast Implant Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma (BIA-ALCL), the importance of breast self-examination and the need for regular breast implant monitoring.

"We are determined to make sure every woman has the information they need related to the BIOCELL® voluntary recall and we will continue to encourage women with breast implants to determine their implant type and opt-in to our device tracking system. Patient education is a priority. We have partnered with the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) and the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery (ASAPS) on major initiatives to raise awareness regarding the importance of breast implant tracking," said Carrie Strom, Senior Vice President AbbVie and President Global Allergan Aesthetics.

About the GLOBAL BIOCELL® Recall On July 24, 2019 Allergan initiated a voluntary global recall of its BIOCELL® breast implants and tissue expanders. Allergan has continued a global basis to ensure that patients and health care professions are notified about the BIOCELL® recall. The Company issued global press releases and distributed letters directly to healthcare professionals regarding the recall.

To generate awareness and provide a resource for patients, the Company launched a dedicated website, www.BI- OCELLinformation.com, to help patients identify their breast implants and to provide information and resources related to the risk of BIA-ALCL.

Allergan Aesthetics, an AbbVie company will continue to work closely with global regulatory authorities and societies and patient advocacy groups to provide important BIOCELL® information to patients and health care professionals regarding the voluntary recall.

More information on BIA-ALCL: BIA-ALCL is not breast cancer—it is a type of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (cancer of the immune system). At this time, the likelihood of developing BIA-ALCL is thought to be low, occurring in less than 0.03% of patients with BIOCELL® textured breast implants. However, BIA-ALCL is a serious condition and
can lead to death, especially if not diagnosed early or treated promptly.

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Source: FDA
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June 24, 2020 6:00 PM

“Company name: Chengdu Ai Qin E-commerce Co., Ltd
Brand name: TTDeye
Product recalled: Colored contact lenses
Reason of the recall: Distributed without FDA clearance may pose health risk
FDA Recall date: June 24, 2020
Recall details: On June 18, 2020, Chengdu Ai Qin E-commerce Co., Ltd initiate... See Mored a nationwide recall of 1362 pairs of colored contact lenses. The relevant series of contact lenses have been found to be distributed without FDA clearance and may pose a threat to health. The company has received no complaints to date.

These colored contact lenses were sold through the company website and shipped directly to the customer from 08/05/2019 - 10/11/2019. The recalled products were manufactured in August 2018 and may be identified by name of the product and the date of manufacture, “2018-08”, found on the package label. The following products are being recalled:

- TTDeye. Black Starshine. Lot code: B16112100
- TTDeye. Diamonds Starlight. Lot code: B16112203
- TTDeye. Flower. Lot code: Brown. Lot code: B16112210
- TTDeye. Flower Grey. Lot code: B16112231
- TTDeye. Radial. Lot code: Brown. Lot code: B16112109
- TTDeye. Radial Pink. Lot code: B16112110
- TTDeye. Devil Red. Lot code: B16112201

If you have received this product, immediately cease use and contact the company via online chat at www.ttdeye.com between 9AM and 6PM (GMT+8) or contact the company via email at info@ttdeye.com (24 hours) for further information.

Chengdu Ai Qin E-commerce Co., Ltd is notifying its customers by email and is arranging for return/replacement of all recalled colored contact lenses.

Chengdu Ai Qin E-commerce Co., Ltd is voluntarily recalling these contact lenses after becoming aware of the problem. Chengdu Ai Qin E-commerce Co., Ltd has notified the FDA of this action.

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July 8, 2020 4:00 PM

“Company name: CME America
Brand name: BodyGuard
Product recalled: Infusion System Administration Set (infusion set)
Reason of the recall: Use of the pump system potentially could cause over-infusion or under-infusion of therapy
FDA Recall date: July 08, 2020
Recall details: PRNewswire/ - CME Am... See Moreerica, a wholly owned subsidiary of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company), announced a voluntary recall for all CME America BodyGuard® Infusion System Administration Sets (infusion sets) used with the company's BodyGuard® infusion pumps—that were distributed beginning May 2016 (see complete impacted product list below).  This action was initiated on June 16, 2020. As part of CME America's commitment to quality, following the previously announced recall (April 27, 2020) of the BodyGuard® Infusion Pump Systems, the company conducted additional flow-rate accuracy testing.

This testing revealed that some infusion sets do not meet the ±5% delivery accuracy for the system or the ±13% accuracy identified in the earlier recall notification (bd.com Therefore, the use of the pump system potentially could cause over-infusion or under-infusion of therapy and patient harm. Based on those test results CME America is providing additional information and customer actions regarding its previous recall to include all infusion sets used with the BodyGuard® infusion pump distributed beginning May 2016.

CME America has defined four categories of impacted infusion sets based on delivery inaccuracy variability, two of which (Category A and B) can continue to be used in accordance with the instructions in the recall letter (bd.com CME America also announced on April 27, 2020, the decision to suspend distribution of the BodyGuard® infusion pumps and to remove all existing products from the U.S. market. CME America will work with customers to address the latest expanded infusion set recall and will continue to maintain continuity of care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Until such time that the BodyGuard® pumps have been removed from the market, CMEA will supply accessories and infusion sets in "Category A" and "Category B" to support the infusion pumps, and customers can continue to use the products in accordance with the Operator's Manual and the additional mitigations outlined in the customer letter.

Affected Product Types:

- BodyGuard BodySet
- BodyGuard Microset with Needleless Adaptor
- BodyGuard Microsets
- BodyGuard Microset w/ Non-Vented Spike Connector
- BodyGuard set with Female Luer
- BodyGuard Microset w/ 0.2 mic filter and lower y-site with female luer
- BodyGuard Microsets with Filter
- Standard BodySet with Needleless Connectors
- BodyGuard Microset with Filter and Manual Priming Valve
- CMExpress Microbore Sets
- BodyGuard Microset with Male Luer Connectors
- CMExpress Needleless Y Site Microbore Set

Check the full recall details on fda.gov

Source: FDA
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September 1, 2020 5:05 PM

“Company name: Becton, Dickinson and Company
Brand name: Alaris
Product recalled: Alaris Infusion Pump
Reason of the recall: Hardware issues may cause the infusion pump to not operate as expected
FDA Recall date: September 01, 2020
Recall details: Majority of June 30 Recall Designated as Class I... See MoreRecall by FDA
BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today provided an update on a previously announced voluntary recall of the BD Alaris™ System.

Three of the situations described in this recall, which BD announced on June 30, 2020, have been designated as Class I recalls by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which means that there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death. One of the situations was designated as a Class II recall, which means use of the product may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences or where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote.

This FDA classification does not change the guidance BD provided in the company's June recall announcement to customers.

BD initiated the voluntary recall to notify customers of the potential for four hardware situations that may result in the infusion pump not operating as expected. BD has provided instructions to correct and/or mitigate the situations. The four situations include:
- Damaged Inter-Unit Interface (IUI) Connectors (Situation 1 – Class I)
- Broken elements on Alaris™ Pump Module platen (Situation 2 – Class I)
- Improperly secured PC unit Battery (Situation 3 – Class I)
- Dim LED Segment(s) on the Alaris™ modules (Situation 4 – Class II)

Customers should review and follow the instructions in the recall letter: www.bd.com/en-us/support/recall-notifications/recall-notification-for-alaris-system-infusion-pump-hardware

Check the list of affected Products on the link below. Note that some affected devices may be branded under the CareFusion name. Customer inquiries related to this action should be addressed to BD's Recall Support Center at 888-562-6018 or SupportCenter@bd.com.

Check the full recall details on fda.gov

Source: FDA
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September 22, 2020 12:00 AM

“Company name: Becton, Dickinson and Company
Brand name: Alaris
Product recalled: BD Alaris System Hardware
Reason of the recall: Potential for four hardware situations that may result in the infusion pump not operating as expected
FDA Recall date: September 21, 2020
Recall details: Three Recall... See Mores Designated as Class I by FDA; One Designated as Class II BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today provided an update on  previously announced voluntary recalls of the BD Alaris™ System. Three of the recalls, which BD announced on Aug. 4, 2020, have been designated as Class I recalls by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which means that FDA has determined that there is a reasonable probability that the use of the product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death.

One of the situations was designated as a Class II recall, which means use of the product may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences or where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote. This FDA classification does not change the guidance BD provided in the company’s Aug. 4th recall announcements to customers. BD initiated the voluntary recalls to notify customers of the potential for four hardware situations that may result in the infusion pump not operating as expected. BD has provided instructions to correct and/or mitigate the situations.

The four recalls include:  Alaris PC Unit Model 8015 Front Case with Keypad Replacement Kits(Recall 1 – Class I):
The pump module keypad may exhibit keys that are unresponsive or stuck as a result of fluid ingress, potentially resulting in a delay to the start of infusion, interruption of infusion or inability to titrate medication.

Alaris Pump Module Model 8100 Front Case with Keypad Replacement Kits(Recall 2 – Class I):
Pump Module keypad may exhibit keys that are unresponsive or stuck as a result of fluid ingress, potentially resulting in a delay to the start of infusion or interruption of infusion.

BD Alaris™ Syringe Module Model 8110 and PCA Module Model 8120(Recall 3 - Class I):
The Alaris PC unit may display incorrect syringe type and/or syringe sizes. This could potentially result in delays in infusion, under-infusion or over-infusion.

BD Alaris™ EtCO2 Module model 8300 channel error(Recall 4 – Class II)
Infusion pump component defect may result in interruption of patient monitoring.

Customers should review and follow the instructions in each of the recall letters listed above. Affected Products:

- Recall 1:  BD Alaris™ PC Unit model 8015 (manufactured from April 7, 2017 to present)
PC Unit Front Case with Keypad Replacement Kits:
TC10008389  ASSY CASE FRONT W/KEYPAD 8015LS
TC10010217  ASSY FRT CASE W/ KEYPAD 8015 M2
TC10012515  ASSY FR CASE W/ KEYPAD 8015 M2
TC10013702  ASSY, CASE, FRONT W/KEYPAD, 8015LS
TC10013664  ASSY FR CASE W/ KEYPAD 8015 M2

- Recall 2:  BD Alaris™ Pump Module Model 8100 (manufactured from December 1, 2016 to January 23, 2019)
Pump Module Door Assembly Replacement Kits (labeled with a date prior to January 25, 2019)
Affected part numbers: 49000239; 49000346; 49000438; 49000439

- Recall 3: BD Alaris™ Syringe Module Model 8110 (manufactured from March 1, 2010 to present)
BD Alaris™ PCA Module Model 8120 (manufactured from March 1, 2010 to present)
Syringe/PCA Sizer Sensor Replacement Kit (manufactured from March 1, 2010 to present)
Affected part number: 12278652 

- Recall 4: Alaris™ EtCO2 Module, Model 8300 (manufactured from January 5, 2018 to January 4, 2019)

Note that some affected devices may be branded under the CareFusion name. Customer inquiries related to this action should be addressed to BD’s Recall Support Center at 888-562-6018 or SupportCenter@bd.com. FDA MedWatch Reporting Adverse reactions/events experienced with the use of either of these products should also be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Program.

Check the full recall details on fda.gov

Source: FDA
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Reported By SafelyHQ.com User

October 29, 2020 12:00 PM

“Company name: Baxter International Inc.
Brand name: Sigma Spectrum
Product recalled: Infusion Pumps
Reason of the recall: Deviations from the specified cleaning methods may impair infusion pump
FDA Recall date: October 29, 2020
Recall details: Baxter International Inc. announced today it has is... See Moresued an Urgent Device Correction to reinforce important safety information regarding cleaning practices of all Spectrum infusion pumps distributed in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean, as deviations from the specified cleaning methods may impair infusion pump functionality and performance. Baxter previously communicated this information to customers directly in a Safety Alert on April 1, 2020 and subsequently via an Urgent Device Correction notification on August 28, 2020.

Deviations from the cleaning methods described in product-specific Operator’s Manuals may lead to residue buildup or corrosion of the electrical pins (e.g. depressed pins) on the infusion pump rear case and battery electrical contacts. This could result in notifications that the user should check the battery, or that batteries are not charging or holding their charge. If a device has residue buildup or corrosion, and is running solely on battery power, the pump may shut down without alarming or alerting the user. An undetected or abrupt discontinuation in medication delivery may lead to a delay or interruption of intended treatment. Depending on various factors, including the medication being infused, the volume and rate of the infusion, the route of administration, and patient status and comorbidities, this could result in serious adverse health consequences or death.

To date, Baxter has received 16 reports of serious injuries that may have resulted from improper cleaning practice-related residue buildup and/or corrosion. In addition to adhering to the cleaning instructions provided in the Operator’s Manuals for the products listed below, Baxter is instructing customers to assess the rear case electrical pins and battery electrical contacts for residue buildup or corrosion and depressed pins. Baxter is also recommending to have backup devices readily available when infusing critical medications. Additionally, the infusion pumps should be connected to AC power when possible to prevent battery depletion.

Finally, Baxter will be clarifying the Instructions for Use (IFU) to recommend a routine inspection to identify signs of residue buildup, corrosion and depressed pins. Once completed, Baxter will issue a written notification to inform customers of the availability of the updated IFU, which will be accessible in Baxter’s Global Technical E-Service Center: service.baxter.com .

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December 29, 2020 1:59 PM

“I purchased the metre from boots chemist about 5 months ago and have just realised it measures in mmol/L I see there is a recall out on this metre, what should I do 💁‍♀️ See Less
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January 11, 2021 1:00 PM

“Company name: Boston Scientific Corporation
Brand name: LOTUS Edge™ Aortic Valve System
Product recalled: LOTUS Edge™ Aortic Valve System
Reason of the recall: Delivery System Issues Potential inability to release the delivery system
FDA Recall date: January 11, 2021
Recall details: Boston Scie... See Morentific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) has announced it has initiated a global, voluntary recall of all unused inventory of the LOTUS Edge™ Aortic Valve System due to complexities associated with the product delivery system. The voluntary recall is related solely to the delivery system, as the valve continues to achieve positive and clinically effective performance post-implant. There is no safety issue for patients who currently have an implanted LOTUS Edge valve.

Given the additional time and investment required to develop and reintroduce an enhanced delivery system, the company has chosen to retire the entire LOTUS product platform immediately. All related commercial, clinical, research & development and manufacturing activities will also cease.

"While we have been pleased with the benefits the LOTUS Edge valve has provided to patients, we have been increasingly challenged by the intricacies of the delivery system required to allow physicians to fully reposition and recapture the valve," said Mike Mahoney, chairman and chief executive officer, Boston Scientific. "The complexity of the delivery system, manufacturing challenges, the continued need for further technical enhancements, and current market adoption rates led us to the difficult decision to stop investing in the Lotus Edge platform. We will instead focus our resources and efforts on our ACURATE neo2™ Aortic Valve System, Sentinel™ Cerebral Embolic Protection System and other high growth areas across our portfolio."

This decision is expected to result in estimated total pre-tax GAAP charges of approximately $225 million to $300 million due to inventory, fixed asset, intangible asset and certain other exit charges and approximately $100 million to $150 million of these charges will impact the company's adjusted results. The vast majority of these charges will be recorded during the fourth quarter of 2020. The decision is expected to be accretive to GAAP and adjusted earnings per share in 2021 by approximately one to two cents and neutral thereafter. Conference Call and Webcast Information Boston Scientific will be hosting a conference call for investors on November 17, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. EST to discuss the announcement. To participate in the conference call, please dial (833) 685-0550 or (412) 317-5733. The live webcast and archived replay of this call will be available at our Investor Relations website investors.bostonscientific.com in the Events section.

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Source: FDA
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