US FDA Tells Providers To Stop Using Eco-Med Ultrasound Gels Due To Contamination Risk
The agency is asking health care providers to dispose of all ultrasound gels and lotions from the defunct Canadian manufacturer after learning that manufacturing problems may have brought on bacterial contamination.
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