“If our surveillance systems identify a potential performance issue, our personnel promptly evaluate the problem, including, when appropriate, conducting root cause investigations and internal testing to assess whether the product continues to meet specifications and defined performance criteria,” Medtronic told ICIJ in a statement. “In some cases, based on this evaluation, Medtronic may determine that a recall is necessary.” The company said that it communicates with healthcare providers and/or patients and provide recommendations to address such issues. Medtronic noted that these communications can include letters, emails, calls, press releases, physician notifications and social media postings, as well as informing the FDA and other regulators of the actions.
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Medtronic SynchroMed II Programmable Pump, Model 8637-40. 40 mL Reservoir. The contents [STERILE] of the inner package have been sterilized by ethylene oxide gas. The implantable Medtronic SynchroMed II programmable Pump is part of the SynchroMed II Infusion System designed to contain and administer prescribed drugs to a specific site. The implantable components of the SynchroMed II Infusion System include the pump, catheter, and catheter accessories. Medtronic, Inc., 710 Medtronic Parkway, Minneapolis, MN 55432-5604, USA. || The SynchroMed II Programmable Pump is indicated when patient therapy requires the chronic infusion of the follosing drugs or fluids: -chronic intraspinal (epidural and intrathecal) infusion of preservative-free morphine sulfate sterile solution in the treatment of chronic intractable pain. Preservative-free sterile saline, USP, can be used to achieve the physician-prescribed concentration of preservative-free morphine sulfate sterile solution. - chronic intrathecal infusion of preservative-free ziconotide sterile solution for the management of serve chronic pain. Preservative-free sterile saline, USP, can be used to achieve the physician-prescribed concentration of preservative-free ziconotide sterile solution after the initial fill of the pump with this drug. -chronic intrathecal infusion of Lioresal Intrathecal (baclofen injection) in the management of severe spasticity. Preservative-free sterile saline, USP, can be used to achieve the physician-prescribed concentration of Lioresal Intrathecal (baclofen Injection). -Chronic intravascular infusion of floxuridine, (FUDR) or methotrexate for the treatment of primary or metastatic cancer. Bacteriostatic water or preservative-free sterile saline, USP, can be used to achieve the physician-prescribed concentration of chemotherapy drugs or to flush the pump reservoir. Saline or heparinized saline (unless contraindicated) may be used during an interruption in chemotherapy to maintain pump and catheter patency.