Naloxone Recalled Because of Particulate Matter on Syringe Plunger
The opioid overdose antidote naloxone has been recalled by its manufacturer because of loose particulate matter on the syringe plunger, CNN reports.
The Food and Drug Administration will hold a workshop in April to consider the hazards of exploding batteries in e-cigarettes, HealthDay reports.
The agency’s Center for Tobacco Products will gather information about what types of electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) are more likely to experience a battery-related safety concern such as overheating, fire or explosion, and why. Experts will discuss the relative risks of overheating, fire, and explosion with different ENDS that are currently marketed; how many incidents of ENDS explosions have occurred; and the characteristics of the products that have exploded.
Doctors at the University of Washington Region Burn Center in Seattle recently reported they are seeing a growing number of patients who are being harmed by exploding e-cigarettes.