Attention Heparin users and PICC line members!!

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

AlwaysRosie
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jan 2005
Total Posts : 8616
   Posted 3/2/2008 4:28 PM (GMT -6)   
PainInFL said...
Update...

I had a major setback right after my last post that may be of interest to you or someone you know. I have a PICC line and use Heparin. There was a major recall in the product from a company called Sierra Pre-Filled as it was contaminated with a gram negative bacteria called Serratia Marcescens. I was one of 13 people in the two FL Panhandle counties that got sick. I was extremely ill and could have died from it but made it through and my final culture came up negative a few weeks ago. It was quite the scare. I still have bad side effects from the infection. It was the last thing I needed!

Since that recall, there has been another from a company called Baxter. So, if you know anyone that uses Heparin (typically cancer, leukemia, lyme, anyone with an IV that does infusions at home) please pass the word. There has been several deaths and many people who are already chronically ill becoming sicker. Very Sad!

Take Care,

Anne~

MJLD
Veteran Member


Date Joined Jul 2007
Total Posts : 1048
   Posted 3/3/2008 10:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Sad and scarey!
New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Tuesday, August 14, 2018 6:03 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,992,651 posts in 327,975 threads.
View Active Threads


Who's Online
This forum has 161197 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, OrganicsGirl.
309 Guest(s), 11 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
19tarpon47, CashCat, Rinzler, sebreg, astroman, Bohemond, Pratoman, Saipan Paradise, Old Mike, ShinytopPC, moleUC