Infusion pumps are a defective medical device
March 3, 2011
Many consumers worry about the medications they take. They are concerned about side effects, both known and unknown, and whether the form of treatment prescribed by their doctor is the best for them. So when a medication or medical device is recalled, patients may be particularly worried about their health.
According to Medscape Today, implantable infusion pumps made by Medtronic have been recalled because the device, which is used for patients whose treatment requires continuous medication, has can cause a pocket fill, which could cause the medicine being administered to fill up under the skin instead of in the pump, causing the product to be a defective medical device.
The defective medical device is not being retrieved from the field as a result of the recall; however the company believes the errors can be corrected with instructions to physicians.