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0.9% Sodium Chloride Injection Voluntary Recall

8/31/2015

On August 31, 2015, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a notice regarding a voluntary recall of 0.9% sodium chloride injection products manufactured by Baxter Healthcare. This recall was issued because an insect was found floating in the solution.

This may represent a potential health hazard or safety risk to plan members who may be using product affected by this recall.

A complete list of the affected products and lot numbers is provided here:

To see if you have affected product, please check the lot number. The lot number is located on the upper left hand corner of the bag. If your product is not from one of these affected lots, it is not affected by this recall. If your product is from one of these affected lots, please return it to the pharmacy that filled your prescription.

You should not continue to use product that is affected by this recall. Please call your doctor right away for advice if you may be using affected product. Your doctor is familiar with your medical history and can suggest the best treatment option for you. If you need a prescription for a different medicine, please call your doctor.

CVS/caremark Response:

Please note: These products are not carried by the CVS/caremark Mail Service Pharmacies.

If you are currently using 0.9% sodium chloride injection products and have questions regarding this recall, please call your doctor or call the Baxter Healthcare Center for Service toll-free at 1-888-229-0001. You may also call the FDA consumer inquiry line toll-free at 1‑888‑INFO‑FDA (1‑888‑463‑6332) or visit https://www.fda.gov/.

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