|Maine Medicine Weekly Update
August 20, 2021
FDA: Stop Using All Eco-Med Ultrasound Gels and Lotions Due to Risk of Bacterial Contamination
The FDA has issued a Letter to Health Care Providers to inform health care providers, health care facility risk managers, and procurement staff to immediately stop use of and discard all ultrasound gels and lotions manufactured by Eco-Med Pharmaceutical, Inc., due to risk of bacterial contamination with Burkholderia cepacia complex (Bcc).
EcoGel ultrasound gel products and lotions manufactured by Eco-Med are distributed by a number of companies under various product names, including MediChoice Ultrasound Gel distributed by both Owens & Minor and Mac Medical Supply Co., Inc.
The Letter to Health Care Providers includes important information about Eco-Med ultrasound gels and lotions, including:
Read the full FDA letter here.< Previous Article | Next Article >
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