Medtronic’s press release:
MINNEAPOLIS – June 26, 2013 – In June 2013, Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) initiated four medical device notifications to customers worldwide about the SynchroMed® Implantable Infusion System. These notifications provide clinicians with information to help identify and manage issues that impact the safe and reliable delivery of therapy using the SynchroMed Implantable Infusion System.
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has classified three of these notifications as Class I recalls.The fourth notification is an update to a 2011 action related to pump refill which was previously classified by the FDA as a Class I recall.
Patients are encouraged to maintain regular follow-up appointments with their physicians; however, if they experience a change or return of symptoms or hear a device alarm, they should contact their physician immediately. No action is required of physicians beyond the recommendations provided in the notifications.
Medtronic’s intrathecal drug delivery systems are used to treat chronic, intractable pain and severe spasticity of cerebral or spinal origin. These notifications do not involve Medtronic external insulin pumps for diabetes.
Specifically, the Neuromodulation business of Medtronic has initiated the following field corrective actions: