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Baxter Intravenous (IV) Solutions Voluntary Recall

01/05/2016

On January 5, 2016, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a notice about a voluntary recall of intravenous (IV) solutions manufactured by Baxter International.This recall was issued because the affected product may contain insect pieces. Using affected product may cause may serious side effects.

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 can be found on the manufacturer’s label.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 contact 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 or if you do not know if you used affected product or not. 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:

These products are carried by the CVS/caremark Specialty Pharmacies only. If you are currently using intravenous (IV) solutions manufactured by Baxter International, your Specialty pharmacy toll-free at the number on your prescription label. We will give you more information and help with arrangements for the return and replacement of any affected product.

If you are currently using intravenous (IV) solutions manufactured by Baxter International and have questions regarding this recall, please call your doctor or call Baxter Healthcare toll-free at 1-800-422-9837, Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 pm (CT). You may also call the FDA consumer inquiry line toll-free at 1‑888‑INFO‑FDA (1‑888-463-6332) or visit their Web site at www.fda.gov/Safety.

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