More Bad Press for Fresenius Medical

On March 14, 2013, Fresenius Medical Care North America (FMCNA), announced that it has received yet another reprimand from the FDA, indicating that the agency found that the company failed to properly study artificial kidneys being used in its dialysis machines. The letter is not a formal recall, but it comes in the wake of the mid-2012 GranuFlo and NaturaLyte dialysis product recalls. These products were recalled when it was revealed that there is a serious and high risk of sudden cardiac arrest or death due to elevated bicarbonate levels in these dialysis additives