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  • maxdad01 maxdad01 Jul 25, 2013 9:47 AM Flag

    Fresenius KNEW here...

    Defendants allegedly knew of risks

    GranuFlo was first marketed and distributed in 2003. Since then, it has become the most commonly used product of its type. The defendants launched their marketing initiatives claiming that GranuFlo was both effective for pH balance and safe. According to Harbaugh’s lawyer, the defendants said GranuFlo was “the safest dry acid product” and that it was backed by “superior clinical outcomes.”

    However, despite these claims, Fresenius Medical Care is alleged to have known of the significant risks involved with GranuFlo as early as 2001, before the product was marketed. Furthermore, a 2010 study by Fresenius examined the incidence of sudden death and cardiac arrest among patients. These results were distributed in an internal memo in 2011. They confirmed that patients were six to eight times more likely to suffer cardiac arrest when using GranuFlo and NaturaLyte. However, this information only became publicly known when the memo was leaked.

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