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Recall of McKinley T34 extension sets

28th April 2011

The MHRA have issued a recall of all T34 syringe pump extension sets manufactured by CME (McKinley Medical UK). before 1 January 2011. This is due to the potential for leakage at the female luer syringe connector.


The product codes affected are: 100-172S, 100-170S, 100-172SLL, 100-172SB, 100-172SC.


Returns and replacement stock can be obtained by contacting Paul Fletcher (McKinley Medical UK, 01253 894646, email: The manufacturer states that other syringe sets can be used in the interim (ensuring local guidelines and practice are adhered to),

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FDA announces REMS for m/r opioids

27th April 2011

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published its Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) for all modified-release opioid drugs which focuses on reducing the misprescribing, misuse, and abuse of opioids. The REMS requires manufacturers to develop an educational program for prescribers and patients. For more information see the FDA Question and Answer document below.

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