A contaminated oral docusate stool softener may be to blame for a multi-state outbreaks of Burkholderia cepacia infections, caused by a bacteria that can cause potentially serious respiratory infections, especially in patients with cystic fibrosis, the health officials warn. An investigation by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have found that the infections have occurred primarily in patients with cystic fibrosis who are receiving treatment in intensive care units. A contaminated liquid docusate product was identified as a possible culprit in cases in one state. Preliminary information still indicates that contaminated oral ... Read More
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