Pharmacy issues voluntary recall of certain unexpired compounded sterile products
Updated On: Oct 19 2013 11:37:18 PM EDT
A South Lyon pharmacy says it is voluntarily recalling all lots of certain unexpired human and veterinary sterile products to the consumer level due to particulate matter found in vials of a compounded dextrose injection product dispensed to a local hospital.
Specialty Medicine Compounding Pharmacy said further testing and analysis of the medication is being conducted.
The pharmacy said it has not received any reports of adverse events related to the recall, but if there is microbial contamination in products intended to be sterile, the pharmacy says patients are at risk for serious, potentially life-threatening infections.
The recalled products were distributed to hospitals and consumers located only within Michigan from July 1, 2013, through Oct. 19, 2013. The pharmacy said no products were distributed out of state.
Specialty Medicine Compounding Pharmacy said it has begun notifying its customers by mail and is arranging for the return of all recalled medication.
The recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
"We are committed to working cooperatively with state and federal health officials to resolve this issue as quickly as possible," said Kenny Walkup, R.Ph, president of Specialty Medicine Compounding Pharmacy. "We apologize for the inconvenience that this voluntary recall may cause our valued customers, but their safety is paramount."
Customers with questions regarding this recall may contact the pharmacy at 248-446-2643, Monday through Friday, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.