Prescription Drugs

Specialty Compounding Expands Recall to ALL Unexpired Sterile Drugs

Mike, a native Texan, had a calcium gluconate IV placed in his arm to treat gallstones. About three days later, his stomach swelled and he developed a redness in his groin region.…

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Compounding Pharmacies: Fungal Meningitis, False Negatives, and More Recalls

The Wall Street Journal is reporting on the continuing dangers associated with compounding pharmacies: Nearly a year after a nationwide outbreak of fungal meningitis erupted, new cases of the disease…

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FDA Announces the Voluntary Recall of Injectable by Cubist Pharmaceuticals Due to Glass Contamination

On August 29, 2013, Cubist Pharmaceuticals, Inc. voluntarily recalled four lots of Cubicin (daptomycin for injection) after glass particulate matter was found in numerous vials from these lots. The administration…

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Medaus Pharmacy Issued Voluntary Recall of Several Injectable Products Due to Sterility Concerns

The FDA announced the voluntary recall of several Medaus Pharmacy products on September 4, 2013, because the compounding pharmacy, based in Birmingham, Alabama, was unable to confirm the adequacy of…

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FDA Announces Investigation of Brain Infection Associated with Novartis Drug Gilenya

On August 29, 2013, the FDA issued a drug safety alert after a European patient developed a rare and serious brain infection—progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML)—after taking the drug Gilenya (fingolimod).…

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JCB Laboratories Recalls Dialysis Product Due to Sterility Concerns

On August 27, 2013, the FDA issued a trio of recall alerts regarding compounded drugs. In one of the safety alerts, the FDA announced the voluntary recall of certain sterile…

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Microbial Contamination Found In Wellness Pharmacy Products Results In Recall

On August 27, 2013, the FDA issued a trio of recall alerts regarding compounded drugs. In one of the safety alerts, the FDA announced the voluntary recall of certain sterile…

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Park Pharmacy & Compounding Center Issues Recall Due to Sterility Concerns

On August 27, 2013, the FDA issued a trio of recall alerts regarding compounded drugs. In one of the safety alerts, the FDA announced the voluntary recall of two lots…

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UPDATED: Court Reschedules Bar Date for Claims Against NECC

The hearing establishing a bar date for claims against the New England Compounding Company has been rescheduled to September 23rd.  The hearing, which would set the date for filing Proofs…

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Federal Judge Wants Fungal Meningitis Claims to Settle

As part of its continuing coverage of the New England Compounding Center (NECC) fungal meningitis outbreak, the Tennessean reported Thursday that a federal judge is attempting to settle claims through…

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