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FDA MEDWATCH ALERTS

December 18, 2014

0.9 Percent Sodium Chloride Injection USP in 100 mL MINI-BAG PLUS Container by Baxter: Recall - Particulate Matter

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FDA MedWatch Recall - Particulate Matter

November 21, 2014

FDA MedWatch - Respironics California, Esprit V1000 and V200 Ventilators: Class I Recall - Power Failure May Occur

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FDA MedWatch Respironics California Esprit V1000 and V200 Ventilators Class I Recall

November 21, 2014

FDA MedWatch - Highly Concentrated Potassium Chloride Injection, 10 mEq per 100 mL by Baxter: Recall - Mislabeled

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Highly Concentrated Potassium Chloride Injection 10 mEq per 100 mL by Baxter Recall Mislabeled

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Senate Passes Budget Deal Including 3 Month SGR Patch

Monday, December 23, 2013

On December 18, the Senate voted 64-36 to pass a budget deal that sets funding levels through 2016.  This deal included 3 month Medicare Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) "patch."


The SGR "patch" included a positive 0.5 percent payment update, and was included to allow lawmakers more time to consider pending legislation to repeal and replace the SGR.  This "patch" avoids the 21 percent SGR cut previously scheduled to begin on January 1, 2014.  


Previously, the House passed the budget deal by a vote 332-94. The President is expected to sign the budget deal soon.


ASA continues to closely monitor all efforts to repeal and replace the SGR.


Senate vote.

House vote.  (House SGR “patch vote).

Learn more about the current SGR proposal and ASA’s opposition to it.

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