September 21, 2016
American Society of Anesthesiologists and BevMD Resolve Outstanding Litigation
CHICAGO - The American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) and BevMD are pleased to announce the resolution of their outstanding litigation concerning certain statements made by BevMD regarding its preoperative fasting beverage, ClearFast®. Pursuant to a judicial consent decree, BevMD has clarified inaccuracies in its statements that ASA had endorsed or approved its preoperative fasting product ClearFast®, and issued it an “ASA seal of compliance.” In fact, as an independent, unbiased, scientific organization, ASA does not endorse or approve commercial products and it does not have a seal of compliance.
THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF ANESTHESIOLOGISTS
Founded in 1905, the American Society of Anesthesiologists (ASA) is an educational, research and scientific society with more than 52,000 members organized to raise and maintain the standards of the medical practice of anesthesiology. ASA is committed to ensuring that physician anesthesiologists evaluate and supervise the medical care of patients before, during, and after surgery to provide the highest quality and safest care that every patient deserves.
For more information on the field of anesthesiology, visit the American Society of Anesthesiologists online at asahq.org. To learn more about the role physician anesthesiologists play in ensuring patient safety, visit asahq.org/WhenSecondsCount.