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Medtronic Recalls Disposable Heparin-Coated Device Line

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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Medtronic announced it is recalling its disposable devices coated with Carmeda BioActive surface because they include heparin. The firm said it was exercising precaution in the wake of U.S. FDA advice based on an investigation of contaminated Chinese-produced heparin. Medtronic said it had no reports of problems with its Carmeda products, but it could rely on a separate line of disposable bypass-surgery products covered with trillium because they contain smaller amounts of heparin. (Click here for more
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