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Parenteral Nutrition Solution W / Electrolytes News
Posted 27 Aug 2014 by Drugs.com
LAKE ZURICH, Ill. August 26, 2014 - Fresenius Kabi announced today it has received approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for Kabiven and Perikabiven, parenteral nutrition (PN) products in a three-chamber bag – the only container of its kind available in the United States. Fresenius Kabi is a global health care company that specializes in life-saving medicines and technologies for infusion, transfusion and clinical nutrition. Kabiven and Perikabiven are intravenously infused solutions of lipids, dextrose, amino acids and electrolytes in three-chamber parenteral nutrition bags that efficiently deliver these nutrients in volumes and concentrations that meet the nutritional needs of most patients. The unique three-chamber bag simplifies the delivery of parenteral nutrition by providing a premixed solution that is shelf-stable until activated for patient use. Outside the U ... Read more
FDA Medwatch Alert: Meds IV Pharmacy, IV Compounded Products Recall: Outbreak of Serratia Marcescens Bacteremia in Alabama Hospitals
Posted 16 Apr 2011 by Drugs.com
ISSUE: The Alabama Department of Public Health announced an ongoing investigation of an outbreak of Serratia marcescens bacteremia in six Alabama hospitals. On March 16, ADPH was notified that an outbreak had occurred in two of these hospitals among patients receiving TPN (total parenteral nutrition). ADPH is aware of 19 cases in these six hospitals of Serratia marcescens bacteremia related to this outbreak. BACKGROUND: CDC's initial investigation identified TPN produced by a single pharmacy, Meds IV, as a potential common source and has determined that these hospitals received TPN from this pharmacy. At this time, Meds IV recalled all of its IV compounded products. RECOMMENDATION: Remove the recalled products from Meds IV Pharmacy from shelves. Refer to the Press Release for a complete list of affected products. Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse ... Read more
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