Baxter Healthcare Corp to Destroy Infusion Pumps and Pay Refunds

Per the FDA’s order on April 30, 2010, Baxter Healthcare Corp.must recall and destroy all of its Colleague Infusion Pumps due to their longstanding failure to correct serious safety problems.

These pumps are medical devices designed to deliver fluids, nutrients and medication to patients in a controlled manner. More than 500 deaths and 56,000 adverse events associated with these infusion pumps have been reported to the FDA in the last five years.

The FDA has also ordered Baxter to provide “refunds” to customers or replace the pumps at no cost in order to help defray the expense of replacement.

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