Granuflo and NaturaLyte recalled after harming thousands using the drugs. More than 900 died from these dialysis medications. Learn more in this post.
Fresenius Medical Care, the largest provider of kidney dialysis products and services, is the producer of both of these drugs. And unfortunately, this is a situation where they had awareness of the potential harm they could cause. But, they failed to share this information with both healthcare providers and patients.
What Evidence Shows Fresenius Had This Awareness?
An internal company memo that got leaked to the FDA on Nov. 4, 2011, discussed some startling facts:
More than 900 patients in Fresenius clinics had experienced heart attacks in the previous year
Both GranuFlo and NaturaLyte increase bicarbonate levels
Fresenius found patients with excessive levels of bicarbonate were 6 times more likely to experience heart attacks than those with normal levels
As a result, the FDA issued a Class 1 recall of […]