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FDA orders recall of Baxter infusion pumps

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On May 3, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it has ordered Baxter Healthcare Corp. to recall and destroy all of its Colleague Volumetric Infusion Pumps, reimburse customers for the value of the device, and assist in finding a replacement for the customers. FDA cited “longstanding failure” to correct serious problems with the pumps. Read more at and access questions and answers about the recall at http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/Safety/AlertsandNotices/ucm210768.htm

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