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Pressure mounts to reopen Sterigenics Ga plant to address

Mar 24 2020Under pressure from the FDA officials in Cobb County Ga may allow Sterigenics to reopen a medical device sterilization plant sooner than expected to address the coronavirus pandemic Oak Park Ill -based Sterigenics temporarily shut the Atlanta plant on August 26 to voluntarily upgrade emission controls for ethylene oxide (EtO) the carcinogenic gas it used to sterilize medical devices

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Health care workers use two kinds of medical gowns Surgical gowns like those sold by Cardinal provide the highest level of protection and are more heavily regulated by the FDA Isolation gowns which are produced in larger amounts are not sterilized but are appropriate for many interactions with COVID-19 patients

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Therefore the areas outside of critical areas in the front of gown (i e area C) can be Level 1 even though the whole gown is classified as Level 4 surgical gown Therefore using a surgical gown in isolation settings may not provide appropriate protection Figure 3: Critical zones defined for surgical gowns and isolation gowns in ANSI/AAMI PB70

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Cardinal Health decided to initiate the recall after learning in December 2019 that one of its FDA-approved suppliers in China Siyang Holymed had shifted production of some gowns to unapproved sites with uncontrolled environments meaning that Cardinal Health could not be sure that the gowns are sterile Since then Cardinal Health has

FDA's Actions in Response to 2019 Novel Coronavirus at

Feb 14 2020SILVER SPRING Md Feb 14 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The FDA plays an essential role in overseeing our Nation's medical products as part of our vital mission to protect and promote public health including during public health emergencies The FDA is an active partner in the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) response working closely with our government and public health partners across the U S

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Cardinal Health Recalls Surgical Gowns Citing Quality Issues REDDING CALIFORNIA – As reported by krcrtv Cardinal Health a health services and products company has issued a recall of approximately $9 1 million surgical gowns due to issues with quality Cardinal Health is a health services and products company that sells a variety of

FDA clarifies Pacira's Exparel cleared for any surgical

The FDA approved Exparel in October 2011 for administration into the surgical site to produce postsurgical analgesia in a variety of surgeries 2 The FDA has approved a labeling supplement amending the Exparel Package Insert to clarify the product isn't limited to a specific surgery type or site as well as the appropriate dosage 3

More device shortages pegged to sterilization plant

Apr 15 2019More medtech companies are experiencing shortages of medical devices due to the sudden closure in February of a Sterigenics sterilization plant Officials from Cardinal Health (NYSE:CAH) and Guerbet (EPA:GBT) have written letters to customers indicating that certain devices are already in short supply or may experience shortages Medical Device Outsourcing has learned

Importing Face Masks from China to the USA: Know the

The FDA does not intend to object to the distribution and use of surgical masks without compliance with the following regulatory requirements where the surgical mask does not create an undue risk in light of the public health emergency: prior submission of a premarket notification under section 510(k) of the FDC Act and 21 CFR 807 81

Reusable protective gear to the rescue?

The older Karl says that earlier this year Novo reacted to an "urgent recall'' notification from the FDA sent to all U S health care facilities The recall referred to disposable surgical gowns distributed by Cardinal Health a major health care vendor Karl Fillip II and his father

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Cardinal Health (Dublin OH) announced it is initiating two voluntary field actions for select Cardinal Health Presource Procedure Packs containing gowns that were part of last week's recall of AAMI Level 3 surgical gowns These procedure packs also known as kits had been placed on voluntary hold at the time of the gown recall

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FDA warns consumers about the dangerous and potentially

Aug 12 2019The U S Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers not to purchase or drink a product sold online as a medical treatment due to a recent rise in reported health issues Since 2010 the FDA has warned External Link Disclaimer consumers about the dangers of Miracle or Master Mineral Solution Miracle Mineral Supplement MMS Chlorine Dioxide (CD) Protocol Water Purification

FDA Warns Against Use of Some Cardinal Surgical Gowns

Jan 21 2020FDA Warns Against Use of Some Cardinal Surgical Gowns January 21 2020 The FDA is recommending against the use of certain Cardinal Health surgical gowns because of potential contamination and resulting supply-chain problems may already be causing the cancellation of some surgical procedures

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Nov 07 2006(DS) "As all surgical drapes and gowns are class I medical devices Cardinal Health must submit and obtain 510(k) approval from the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) prior to making the product available for commercial use Biocompatibility is one of the main tests required within the 510(k) submission and is conducted on all surgical drapes

Reusable protective gear to the rescue?

The older Karl says that earlier this year Novo reacted to an "urgent recall'' notification from the FDA sent to all U S health care facilities The recall referred to disposable surgical gowns distributed by Cardinal Health a major health care vendor Karl Fillip II and his father

Surgeries are being postponed because of a surgical gown

Cardinal Health a large manufacturer of surgical gowns told customers this month to stop using its Level 3 surgical gowns along with the procedural packs that contain the gowns The company discovered some of the gowns were produced in unapproved locations that did not maintain proper environmental conditions as required by law were not

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To ensure gowns fall within this category of non-surgical gowns the manufacturer must: (1) label the gown noting it is not a "surgical gown" and include a list of all body-contacting materials in the gown (2) include recommendations to reduce the risk of use such as against "use in a surgical setting or where significant exposure to

Companies Offering Disposable Gowns

Headquartered in Dublin Ohio Cardinal Health Inc (Cardinal) is a healthcare services and products company The Company operates through two segments: Pharmaceutical and Medical Through its medical segment Cardinal offers two gown options with barrier protection: AAMI Level 3 Surgical Gown and AAMI Level 4 Surgical Gown

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The North American Spine Society is committed to quality patient care through promotion of patient safety and prevention of medical errors NASS monitors government and other resources for patient safety-related notices that may be useful to members This service is

Cardinal Health Recalls Millions of Surgical Gowns

When Cardinal Health recalled 9 1 million surgical gowns in January it set off a ripple effect as hospitals and surgical centers braced for potential shortages Cardinal warned that the gowns were potentially contaminated increasing the risk of spreading

Defining PAPRs and Current Standards

The workshop opened with presentations that defined and described powered air purifying respirators (PAPRs) and the current regulatory landscape influencing PAPR design and use In general PAPRs can be described as respirators that protect the user by filtering out contaminants in the air and use a battery-operated blower to provide the user with clean air through a tight-fitting respirator

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January 2020 – Cardinal Health announced that it is voluntarily recalling 9 1 million surgical gowns produced by an unnamed contract manufacturer after discovering quality issues with the product Several of these gowns were also not registered with the FDA and were not qualified by Cardinal Health

FDA warns public vs buying 5 unregistered food products

FDA warns public vs buying 5 unregistered food products (FDA) has issued a warning against buying and consuming five unregistered food products In an advisory the FDA said the following products do not have the respective Certificates of Product Registration: Robinsons Corniks Spicy Some undocumented OFWs opt to remain in Turkey amid

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