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GSK Recalls Weight Loss Drug

March 28, 2014 9:11 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GlaxoSmithKline is recalling the weight loss drug Alli after receiving reports of unknown pills and tablets in the bottles.                     

Shire Recalls One Batch of Gaucher Disease Drug

March 14, 2014 1:48 pm | News | Comments

Shire is recalling one batch of its Gaucher disease treatment Vpriv because particulate matter...

Reumofan Plus Tablets Recalled

March 13, 2014 8:34 am | News | Comments

Pain Free By Nature is recalling "Reumofan Plus" Tablets purchased through their website at www....

Baxter Recalls One Lot of Peritoneal Dialysis Solution

March 6, 2014 11:13 am | News | Comments

The recall is being initiated as a result of complaints of particulate matter, identified as...

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Sagent Pharmaceuticals Recalls Two Lots of Zoledronic Acid Injection

March 5, 2014 8:51 am | News | Comments

Sagent Pharmaceuticals has announced the voluntary nationwide recall of two lots of Zoledronic Acid Injection due to leaking bags.                    

Med-Vet International Recalls Veterinary Insulin Syringes Due to Mismarked Syringe Barrels

February 21, 2014 8:34 am | News | Comments

Med-Vet International initiated a nationwide recall of 140 boxes of 1/2cc U-40 insulin syringes. The syringes have been found to be labeled with 40 units per 1/2cc syringe and they should be marked with only 20 units per 1/2cc, which potentially could result in lower than prescribed doses of insulin.

Mylan Recalls 10 Lots of Etomidate Injection

February 14, 2014 1:26 pm | News | Comments

Mylan has announced that its subsidiary Agila Specialties Private Limited is conducting a voluntary nationwide recall to the hospital/user level of 10 lots of Etomidate Injection 2 mg/mL - 10 mL and 20 mL.        

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Merck Recalls All Supply of Combo Cholesterol Drug

January 14, 2014 1:49 pm | by LINDA A. JOHNSON, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Merck is recalling a combination cholesterol drug, wiping out the entire U.S. stock, due to packaging defects that could reduce effectiveness. Merck says the recall covers all four dose strengths and every batch distributed since Liptruzet was launched last May.

Baxter Initiates Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Select Lots of Premix Parenteral Nutrition

January 6, 2014 8:21 am | News | Comments

Baxter International Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall in the United States of two lots of CLINIMIX and one lot of CLINIMIX E Injection parenteral nutrition products to the user level due to complaints of particulate matter found in the products

Abrams Royal Pharmacy Recalls All Lots of Unexpired Sterile Products

December 20, 2013 11:39 am | News | Comments

Abrams Royal Pharmacy is voluntarily recalling all unexpired lots of sterile products dispensed nationwide due to concerns of lack of sterility assurance. All unexpired lots of sterile compounded products are subject to the recall.  

FDA Issues Stern Warning on Medtronic Devices

November 18, 2013 8:41 am | by DAVID KOENIG, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Federal health officials say that defects in some Medtronic devices used in heart procedures are severe enough that they could cause serious injury or death. The warning covers about 15,000 recalled guidewires, which are inserted through an artery and used to guide other devices into place, such as stents to hold open blocked arteries.

Novo Nordisk Recalls Diabetes Drugs in Europe

October 28, 2013 8:37 am | News | Comments

Novo Nordisk is recalling 3 million insulin products used for diabetes treatment in 13 European countries due to a production problem that can affect the strength of the drug. The Danish drug maker says Friday's recall affects certain batches of the prefilled insulin pen NovoMix30 FlexPen.

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Antibiotic Recalled Due to Visible Particles

October 16, 2013 8:09 am | News | Comments

The FDA posted the notice Tuesday, warning health professionals that the company, a U.S. subsidiary of the German pharmaceutical firm B. Braun Melsungen, has recalled lot H3A7444 of its Cefepime for Injection USP and Dextrose Injection USP. Visible particles were found in a sample from the lot, including specs of metal, cotton fiber and hair.

Baxter Initiates Voluntary Recall of Two Lots of Dual Luer Lock Caps

September 20, 2013 7:50 am | News | Comments

Baxter International Inc. has initiated a voluntary recall of two lots of its Dual Luer Lock Caps (Product Code 2C6250, Lots 10043 and 10044) because of the presence of loose particulate matter found in the packaging. Particulate matter entering the fluid path from the Luer Lock Caps may result in thrombotic and embolic events, including: pulmonary embolism, myocardial infarction and stroke.

University Compounding Pharmacy Recalls Certain Pharmacy Products due to Lack of Assurance of Sterility Concerns

September 9, 2013 8:40 am | News | Comments

In a recent inspection, FDA investigators observed that methods used by the Independent Third Party laboratory to assess sterility may have resulted in pharmacies receiving inaccurate laboratory test results. FDA has concerns that results obtained from the laboratory are not reliable.

Altaire Pharmaceuticals Recalls Nine Lots of Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium 0.5% Ophthalmic Solution Sold Under Several Brands

September 9, 2013 8:28 am | News | Comments

Altaire Pharmaceuticals is voluntarily recalling a total of nine lots of Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium 0.5% Ophthalmic Solution,  30 mL, to the consumer level. There have been no reports of adverse effects to consumers so far.  However, due to complaints of mold found in the 30 mL bottles after use, concerns regarding the effectiveness of the preservative after use and handling of the product by consumers have prompted the recall.

J&J Recalls Infant Motrin Due to Plastic Specks

September 6, 2013 5:31 pm | by MATTHEW PERRONE - AP Health Writer - Associated Press | News | Comments

Johnson & Johnson is recalling 200,000 bottles of Motrin Infants formula due to the risk that they contain tiny plastic particles. J&J's McNeil unit said Friday that the recall affects three lots of its popular Motrin Drops Original Berry Flavor, which is used to lower fever and treat...

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Hospira Issues A Voluntary Nationwide Recall Of One Lot Of Aminosyn™ II 10%, Sulfite-Free

September 3, 2013 9:01 am | News | Comments

Hospira is initiating a voluntary nationwide user-level recall of one lot of Aminosyn™ II 10%, Sulfite-Free, 500mL, NDC 0409-4164-03 Lot 26-138-JT. This action is due to one confirmed customer report where an unknown foreign particle was included in the injection port and in contact with product.

Cubist Pharmaceuticals Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Four Lots of Cubicin

August 29, 2013 10:05 am | News | Comments

Cubist Pharmaceuticals is voluntarily recalling four lots of CUBICIN® (daptomycin for injection) to the user level due to the presence of particulate matter found in a number of vials from these lots. No adverse events have been reported to date in association with a product complaint of vials containing glass particulates. 

Specialty Compounding Recalls Sterile Medications

August 12, 2013 7:59 am | News | Comments

The FDA on Sunday announced a recall of all products produced and distributed for sterile use by Specialty Compounding LLC because of concerns about bacterial infections The Cedar Park, Texas, company is recalling all lots of its unexpired sterile compounded medications sold since May 9, including all strengths and dosage forms.

FDA Warns of Massive Diabetes Test Strip Recall

August 1, 2013 8:37 am | News | Comments

The Food and Drug Administration is warning patients with diabetes about a recall of up to 62 million glucose test strips used to measure blood sugar levels that can show incorrect, abnormally high blood sugar readings. Nova Diabetes Care announced the recall Friday. An incorrect reading could potentially lead to dangerous medication errors for patients.

GNC Destroys Pa. Products to Settle Complaint

July 24, 2013 9:11 am | News | Comments

GNC Holdings Inc. has destroyed 1,542 cases of nutritional supplements in the Pittsburgh area to settle a complaint filed by federal prosecutors.                

Fresenius Recalls Drug Vials Due to Glass Particles

July 3, 2013 8:10 am | News | Comments

The American unit of German drugmaker Fresenius is recalling four lots of an injectable drug after finding particles of glass in some vials of the medication. The recall applies to four lots of benztropine mesylate injection, which is used to treat Parkinson's disease and some movement side effects related to epilepsy drugs.

J&J Recalls 32M Contraceptive Packages Outside US

June 4, 2013 1:28 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Johnson & Johnson is conducting a voluntary recall of millions of oral contraceptive packages in 43 countries outside the U.S., but says there's a "very low" risk that the flawed tablets could cause unplanned pregnancies. The birth control pills are being recalled — but only from pharmacies...

Amag Slumps on Ferahame Recall in Switzerland

May 23, 2013 8:43 am | News | Comments

Amag said its partner Takeda Pharmaceutical is taking a batch of the drug off the market in Switzerland. Amag said four patients experienced severe allergic reactions to the drug, and one of those patients died. That batch was sold only in Switzerland, and the recall doesn't affect any other countries.

Health Canada: Three Companies Recall Antipsychotic Drug Quetiapine

May 20, 2013 8:14 am | by The Canadian Press | News | Comments

Health Canada says three companies are voluntarily recalling all lots of the antipsychotic drug quetiapine. A Health Canada news release says it's due to potential contamination with the antibiotic product clindamycin during the manufacturing process.

Compounding Pharmacy Recalls Sterile Drugs

April 22, 2013 9:01 am | News | Comments

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, Food and Drug Administration officials said Sunday.

Is Anyone Listening?

April 18, 2013 8:21 am | by Michael Auerbach, Editor in Chief | Blogs | Comments

Let’s face it – when you were growing up – perhaps mostly in your teen years – you never really listened to your parents. You might have pretended to, or developed that uncanny ability to not really listen – yet be able to recite the last sentence of whatever was said. A great skill indeed.

ApothéCure, Inc. Recalls All Lots of Sterile Products

April 16, 2013 9:11 am | News | Comments

ApothéCure, Inc. is voluntarily recalling all lots of sterile products compounded by the pharmacy that are not expired to the user level. The recall is being initiated due to the lack of sterility assurance and concerns associated with the quality control processes.

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