Hylenex recall

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Intravenous products: ChicagoTribune.com report “Medical-product giant Baxter International Inc. and a San Diego biotech company are voluntarily recalling Hylenex, a product used for rehydrating children and babies, after discovering small “flake-like glass particles” in some vials.

The recall comes less than a year after Deerfield-based Baxter launched the product as a new way to administer intravenous fluids to rehydrate young patients more quickly and efficiently. Hylenex allows fluids to be administered under the skin, or subcutaneously, instead of the conventional IV method, which can be tricky when tiny veins are involved.”

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