advertiser banner advertiser banner advertiser banner
Digital Issues

Home >  News >  March, 2014

FDA Recalls McKesson's Anesthesia Software

See why concerns about medication safety prompted the warning.

Published: March 21, 2014

The FDA has issued a Class I recall of McKesson's Anesthesia Care, a web-based data management system that captures patient information for quick reference during surgery.

According to the recall, the software switched one patient's data for another, a potentially devastating mishap considering providers rely on the system to relay alerts about medication contraindications.

McKesson first contacted affected customers about the issue with e-mails and phone calls in March 2013, but the FDA apparently still felt compelled to act.

"There was no patient impact, and there was only one customer report associated with this issue for a single patient record," says Kris Fortner, director of corporate marketing and public relations for McKesson. "We kept the FDA apprised monthly, and have been closely monitoring product performance."

Mr. Fortner says the company is working with the FDA to close the recall.

The company's customers can call 800-442-6767 (option 3) or 404-338-3556 for more information.

Daniel Cook


Also in the News...

Deadly Superbug-Related Scopes Sold Without FDA Approval
FDA Nixes Exparel as Nerve Block
Priest, Doc Say Brooklyn ASC Robbed Them Blind
Man Wins $1.8 Million After Surgeon Removes His Only Remaining Testicle
New Group Hopes to Rid ORs of Surgical Smoke
Tech Claims Hospital Discriminated Against Her After She Started Wearing Hearing Aids
Court Says No to Office-Based Surgery Site's Demand for Facility Fees

 
Have an account? Please log in:
Email Address:
  Remember my login on this computer

DID YOU SEE THIS?
Surgical Supplies

This System Helps Protect Patients From HAIs

advertiser banner

Other Articles That May Interest You

News & Notes

News & Notes

Hospital Accused of Medicare Fraud Will Repay $750K

Settlement announced one day after charges filed.