FDA Clears Avanos Medical’s Drug Infusion Pump

April 4, 2019

The FDA granted 510(k) clearance to Avanos Medical’s ON-Q Bolus pump, a drug infusion device that helps patients with pain management after surgery without using opioids.

The pump uses a multimodal approach to pain management to give more than three days of predictable pain relief, using a catheter to continuously release numbing medicine near a patient’s surgical incision.

Because the device does not use opioids, patients are not subjected to the potential side effects of narcotics, such as grogginess, nausea and constipation.

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