FDA Finalizes Boxed Warning on Gadolinium Due to Adverse Reaction
September 28, 2007--The Food and Drug Administration has just finalized its request to Bayer AG's Bayer Schering Pharma, General Electric Co's GE Healthcare, Tyco International Ltd's Mallinckrodt unit and Bracco Diagnostics Inc., all of which manufacture Gadolinium-based contrast dyes used for MRIs.
Due to the growing incidences reported of people with pre-existing kidney disease who develop a debilitating skin reaction after having MRIs with gadolinium agents, The FDA has ordered that its most stringent warning, the so-called "black box," be added to the labels of all Gadolinium products used for MRIs.
Some kidney patients who have been injected with gadolinium have developed Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis, which triggers thickening of the skin, organs and other tissues.
This condition, in turn, makes it difficult to move and can lead to broken bones.
To date, there is no effective treatment.
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