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Alaris and Clinico in stolen intravenous sets alert:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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The UK's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has posted an alert concerning the disappearance of intravenous administration and extension sets manufactured by Alaris Medical Systems and Clinico. "Several thousand intravenous extension and administration sets packaged and labelled as sterile have been stolen in transit prior to being sterilised," the agency announced, warning of the infection risk posed by the devices. The alert involves six batches of the Basingstoke, UK-based Alaris' IVAC 590 infusion set and pump, and a total of 16 batches of six models of Clinico (Bad Hersfeld, Germany) infusion, transfusion and extension sets.

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