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Closed Fresenius dialysis center had history of problems

A dialysis center that was shut down in Bessemer, Alabama, following the infection-related deaths of two patients has a prior history of health violations, according to a report on Al.com.

In a report about a year ago, the Alabama health department cited the clinic over multiple infection-control deficiencies. In one of those cases, a patient was hospitalized.

The clinic’s owner, German company Fresenius, has previously been accused of subjecting patients to read more.... --> continue reading...

FDA investigating dialysis company

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating whether Fresenius Medical Care, a German-based company that operates and supplies dialysis centers, sat on information suggesting that one of its products carries a potentially lethal risk, according to the New York Times.

Fresenius treats more than a third of the estimated 400,000 Americans who receive dialysis, and is also the country’s leading supplier of dialysis machines and disposable products. It maintains its own clinics, and provides products for other clinics as well.

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FDA investigating dialysis company

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is investigating whether Fresenius Medical Care, a German-based company that operates and supplies dialysis centers, sat on information suggesting that one of its products carries a potentially lethal risk, according to the New York Times.

Fresenius treats more than a third of the estimated 400,000 Americans who receive dialysis, and is also the country’s leading supplier of dialysis machines and disposable products. It maintains its own clinics, and provides products for other clinics as well.

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