The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday advised health care providers against using certain syringes and needles manufactured by the China-based medical device company Guangdong Haiou Medical Apparatus Co., citing patient safety concerns.
According to Reuters, the FDA received information about functional issues including incidents of needles breaking off and getting stuck in patients’ arms as well as accidental injuries.
A pharmacist confirmed to Reuters that syringes made by the company have been shipped to use with the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. However, an FDA spokesperson said that the products have ceased shipment as of March 22.
Edited by Jesus Chan
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