FDA Launches Initiative to Reduce Infusion Pump Risks
MedSun: Newsletter #48, May 2010

FDA Press Release

The FDA announced a new initiative to address safety problems associated with external infusion pumps. There will also be a public workshop in May on infusion pump design. The Agency is also launching a new Web page devoted to infusion pump safety. The agency's new infusion pump safety Web page features basic information about infusion pumps and steps that patients and healthcare professionals can take to prevent and report safety problems, even before new or redesigned pumps are brought to the market.

Additional Information:

FDA Press Release. FDA Launches Initiative to Reduce Infusion Pump Risks. April 23, 2010.
http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm209042.htm

FDA Center for Devices and Radiological Health. Infusion pumps website. April 26, 2010.
http://www.fda.gov/MedicalDevices/ProductsandMedicalProcedures/GeneralHospitalDevicesandSupplies/InfusionPumps/default.htm


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