Hospira—Carpuject Syringes Containing Morphine Sulfate for Injection: May Contain Greater-than-Intended Fill Volume

April 25, 2012 | Risk Management News

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In an April 17, 2012, Press Release posted by FDA and in an April 18, 2012, Urgent Drug Recall letter, Hospira states that it has received reports of the syringes below containing a greater-than-intended fill level of morphine sulfate, potentially leading to patient overdose. Morphine overdose may cause respiratory depression (slowed or suspended breathing) and low blood...

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