FDA Gadolinium Warning 12/22/06

In December of 2006, the FDA issued its second public health advisory regarding gadolinium based contrast dyes. At that time, the FDA said it had received 90 reports of patients with moderate to end-stage kidney disease who developed NSF after being exposed to gadolinium based contrast agents. At the time of this alert, the FDA said about 215 patients worldwide were known to have NSF. Of those whose medical history were known, all had been exposed to gadolinium contrast agents prior to diagnosis.
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