Number Of Arrow Surgical Wire Problems In Australia Expanded
This article was originally published in PharmAsia News
A scare in Australia over an implanted medical wire has added to original estimates 200 children might be affected. The wire in question is a peripheral inserted central catheter line to administer chemotherapy drugs and antibiotics. More than 330 Australian families have contacted a hotline established after it was discovered some of the surgical wires have lodged close to the hearts of children. The wires at issue, made by Arrow International, a U.S-based company, have been banned from use in Australia pending an investigation of the cases centered in Queensland hospitals where the PICs have been used for the past year. (Click here for more
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