PureWick—Wick External Catheters for Women: Packaging May Be Mislabeled As Latex-Free

March 22, 2017 | Strategic Insights for Health System


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In a March 2, 2017, letter submitted by an ECRI Institute member hospital, PureWick states that the packaging for the above products may be missing the phrase "This product contains dry natural rubber" and/or the packaging may erroneously state "Latex-free."  PureWick also states that it has received no reports of adverse events related to this problem. The manufacturer has not confirmed the...

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