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Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals and MedAssets Supply Chain Systems Sign a Three-Year Agreement for Magnevist(R) Magnetic Resonance Contrast Media
Date:11/20/2007

/prescribing_info.html" target="_new">http://www.imaging.bayerhealthcare.com/html/magnevist/prescribing_info.html . Magnevist is currently the leading MRI contrast agent in the US and worldwide, a position attained through a combination of high product quality and outstanding customer service. Since its introduction, Magnevist has been used in over 80 million procedures worldwide and continues to be the most studied MRI contrast agent on the market.

WARNING: NEPHROGENIC SYSTEMIC FIBROSIS

Gadolinium-based contrast agents increase the risk of Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis in patients with:

* acute or chronic severe renal insufficiency (glomerular filtration rate

<30 mL/min/1.73 m2), or

* acute renal insufficiency of any severity due to the hepato-renal

syndrome or in the perioperative liver transplantation period.

In these patients avoid the use of gadolinium-based contrast agents unless the diagnostic information is essential and not available with non-contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). NSF may result in fatal or debilitating systemic fibrosis affecting the skin, muscle and internal organs. Screen all patients for renal dysfunction by obtaining a history and/or laboratory tests. When administering a gadolinium-based contrast agent, do not exceed the recommended dose and allow a sufficient period of time for elimination of the agent from the body prior to any readministration.

MAGNEVIST(R) (gadopentetate dimeglumine) injection: As with other contrast media, the possibility of serious or life-threatening anaphylactic or anaphylactoid reactions, including cardiovascular, respiratory and/or cutaneous manifestations, should always be considered. As with other paramagnetic contrast agents, caution should be exercised in patients with renal insufficiency, due to the possibility of further deterioration in renal function. As with other injectable products, cases of phlebitis and thrombophlebitis have be
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