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Surgical Wire Recalled After Ninth Australian Child With Piece In Chest

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

Executive Summary

The Australian hospital sponsor of surgical wires made by U.S.-based Arrow International has recalled the devices after pieces of them were found in a ninth child. Mayo Healthcare, the sponsor recalled the peripheral inserted central catheter lines that used the wires to guide the device into place for injecting chemotherapy drugs and antibiotics into children in Queensland. The Therapeutic Goods Administration is investigating other PICC brands as well. A Mayo Healthcare executive emphasized the problem was human error and the wire device itself was not defective. (Click here for more



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