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Baxter identifies processing fluid as possible cause of deaths

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 10 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1088

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  1. Annabel Ferriman
  1. BMJ

    A manufacturer of dialysis equipment, whose products have been associated with 12 deaths in Spain and 21 deaths in Croatia, this week identified the possible cause of the deaths.

    Baxter International, whose headquarters are in Deerfield, Illinois, said: “Preliminary tests completed over the weekend lead Baxter to believe that a processing fluid used in the manufacturing operation in its Ronneby, Sweden, facility may have played a role.”

    The Spanish health ministry withdrew two …

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