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Braun Recalls Over 1000 Hemodialysis Machines

recall issued for braun dialysis machinesThe FDA recently announced the recall of well over 1000 hemodialysis machines produced by B. Braun Medical Inc. The recall was designated as a Class I recall which is the most serious type issued by the agency. A Class I recall indicates that continued use of the hemodialysis machines in question could lead to serious injuries or death.

The affected machines were manufactured between 2013 and late 2015 and saw ...

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Louisiana Sues Fresenius over GranuFlo and NaturaLyte Use

GranuFlo manufacturer sued by the state of LouisianaThe state of Louisiana filed a lawsuit against Fresenius Medical Care North America alleging the clinics deceived patients through fraudulent marketing to sell substandard dialysate. The company has 100 clinics in the state of Louisiana that allegedly provided the dialysis products.

The state had made payments through their Medicaid program to Fresenius for the liquid bicarbonate dialysates. The state claims that under their Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection ...

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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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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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