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Medtronic’s SynchroMed Infusion Pumps Recalled

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It has been recently brought to public attention that the SynchroMed infusion pumps produced by Medtronic Inc. have been found to have serious flaws that have led to massive recalls.  The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a Class I recall on the Medtronic SyncrhoMed infusion pumps.  The SynchroMed infusion pumps were originally designed… Continue Reading

SynchroMed Infusion Pumps Recalled by FDA

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In a current announcement recorded in the Star Tribune, Medtronic, Inc. reported that 14 total patient deaths have occurred in connection to their SynchroMed infusion pumps.  The deaths have been reported as occurring between spring of 1996 and spring of 2013.  The article reports that just one day prior to the public announcement from Medtronic, the… Continue Reading

SynchroMed Infusion Pump Kills 14

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Recently, it has been reported that SynchroMed infusion pumps manufactured by Medtronic have been found to have four major flaws that have led to 14 patient deaths, leading to a massive FDA recall on SynchroMed devices.  In June, Medtronic notified customers about the flaws which may interfere with the safety and reliability of the SynchroMed infusion pump… Continue Reading

Danger of SynchroMed Infusion Pump

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Since the 1980s, the SynchroMed pump by Medtronic has been the leading intrathecal drug delivery system.  The most recent model, the SynchroMed II, is designed to be a programmable drug delivery system that stores and delivers pain medication into the intrathecal space via a sub-dermal catheter.  While the Synchromed II pump has been reported to have… Continue Reading

SynchroMed Pumps Unsafe for Commercial Use

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In recent news, there has been a massive mandatory recall for infusion pumps produced by the medical device company Medtronic.  These “SynchroMed” infusion pumps are implantable devices which release medication through a programmable administration system, allowing patients to undergo continuous medicative treatment without the need to orally or intravenously inject medication on a daily basis…. Continue Reading