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Feds seize contaminated medical imaging gel

WASHINGTON - Federal officials seized several lots of ultrasound gel from a New Jersey company after the product tested positive for bacterial contamination.

The Food and Drug Administration said the gel tested positive for two strains of dangerous bacteria. The agency reports at least 16 patients at one hospital were infected. The gel is used to enhance ultrasound medical images.

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US marshals seized all lots of Other-Sonic generic ultrasound gel made between June and December by Newark-based Pharmaceutical Innovations.

The FDA urges health care professionals not to use containers labeled with lot numbers 060111, 090111, and 120111. Doctors should identify and assess the health of patients who may have been treated with contaminated gel.

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