FDA Announces Recall of Contaminated Medications
June 4th, 2013|
June 4, 2013
Last week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the voluntary recall of all products manufactured by the Main Street Family Pharmacy, LLC. Reports indicate the recall was initiated due to contamination of medications that could lead to patients suffering serious Drug Injuries.
The recall stems from an investigation launched into several claims of patients sickened after receiving injections from three lots of preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate. Seven of the patients reported developing abscesses on their skin at the sight of the injection. Testing later determined that at least one of the abscesses was caused by a fungal infection.
Investigators determined the medications the patients had received were contaminated and out of precaution, requested that all sterile medications compounded at the facility be recalled to ensure patient safety.
The incident is similar to hundreds of cases associated with a Fungal Meningitis outbreak that claimed 55 lives and left 741 others sickened recently.
An FDA Press Release explained that patients who received medications manufactured at the facility should discuss their concerns with their physician. Those in possession of affected medications should contact Main Street Family Pharmacy for information on proper disposal of affected drugs and receiving replacement medications.
The Alabama Personal Injury Lawyers with Norris Injury Lawyers recognize the risks involved with the use of a contaminated medication. The firm may be able to help if such a drug has harmed you.