Fla. compounding pharmacy recalls sterile drugs

April 21, 2013

A Florida-based compounding pharmacy is voluntarily recalling all lots of its sterile non-expired drug products sold nationwide over concerns the products are not sterile and may contain bacteria.

officials on Sunday encouraged who have received sterile products from Balanced Solutions Compounding Pharmacy to quarantine the products.

The recall includes a few dozen sterile products. The majority are injectable drugs.

The FDA identified gram-negative bacteria in the products, which can cause disease. But officials said the bacteria do not usually cause infection in humans.

An email and phone call to the company were not immediately returned Sunday.

Explore further: FDA: Georgia pharmacy recalling all sterile drugs

shares

Related Stories

FDA: Georgia pharmacy recalling all sterile drugs

March 21, 2013
(AP)—The Food and Drug Administration says a Georgia compounding pharmacy that distributed a drug linked to eye infections is now recalling all of its injectable medicines following a federal inspection.

Mass. pharmacy recalling some compounded products

March 25, 2013
(AP)—A Massachusetts pharmacy has issued a voluntary recall of some sterile compounding products.

FDA: Ameridose issues voluntary recall of all products

November 2, 2012
(HealthDay)—Ameridose, a Massachusetts-based manufacturer of sterile injectable products and oral syringes, is undergoing a voluntary recall of all unexpired products in circulation, according to an Oct. 31 news release ...

CDC links eye infections to troubled Fla. pharmacy

May 3, 2012
(AP) -- Federal health officials confirmed 33 cases of a rare fungal eye infection across seven states on Thursday, stemming from products mixed in a Florida pharmacy that also mixed supplements that killed 21 elite polo ...

US warns of mold in recalled specialty drugs

March 18, 2013
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned doctors and hospital managers Monday about a nationwide recall of all drugs made by a New Jersey compounding pharmacy because of possible mold contamination.

FDA warns of another compounding pharmacy recall

March 20, 2013
(AP)—The Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors that a compounding pharmacy is recalling syringes of the Roche drug Avastin after receiving reports of eye infections among patients.

Recommended for you

With no morphine, 25 million die in pain each year: report

October 13, 2017
Every year, some 25 million people—one in ten of them children—die in serious pain that could have been alleviated with morphine at just a few cents per dose, researchers said Friday.

Study finds few restrictions on Rx opioids through Medicare

October 9, 2017
Medicare plans place few restrictions on the coverage of prescription opioids, despite federal guidelines recommending such restrictions, a new Yale study finds. The research results highlight an untapped opportunity for ...

Nocebo effect: Does a drug's high price tag cause its own side effects?

October 5, 2017
Pricey drugs may make people more vulnerable to perceiving side effects, a new study suggests—and the phenomenon is not just "in their heads."

Pre-packaged brand version of compounded medication to prevent preterm births costs 5,000 percent more

October 2, 2017
Preventing a preterm birth could cost as little as $200 or as much as $20,000, depending on which one of two medications a doctor orders, according to a new analysis from Harvard Medical School.

Cancer drugs' high prices not justified by cost of development, study contends

September 12, 2017
(HealthDay)— Excusing the sky-high price tags of many new cancer treatments, pharmaceutical companies often blame high research and development (R&D) costs.

Non-psychotropic cannabinoids show promise for pain relief

September 4, 2017
Some cancers love bone. They thrive in its nutrient-rich environment while gnawing away at the very substrate that sustains them, all the while releasing inflammatory substances that cause pain—pain so severe that opioids ...

0 comments

Please sign in to add a comment. Registration is free, and takes less than a minute. Read more

Click here to reset your password.
Sign in to get notified via email when new comments are made.