September 5, 2013 — Medaus Pharmacy, a compounding pharmacy located in Birmingham, Alabama, is voluntarily recalling certain injection medicines because they cannot confirm the products are sterile. Patients who are exposed to contaminated injection medications can develop life-threatening infections, including fungal meningitis. No injuries have been reported, and the recall is being issued “out of an abundance of caution.”
Medaus Pharmacy issued this statement in a press release
“Though Medaus received test results indicating that these lots met all safety standards, they are being recalled because the independent testing lab’s sterility testing practices as applied to these lots indicate that the product’s sterility cannot be confirmed.”
Medicines included in the recall were sold from March 12 until July 22, 2013 throughout the United States. Medaus is notifying customers who purchased the products about the recall.
Products involved in the recall include:
|Product Name||Lot #||Expiry|
|Testosterone CYP 200 mg/mL||130508-1||11/16/2013|
|Lipo injection with lidocaine||130510-26||11/16/2013|
|Lipo injection with lidocaine||130610-24||12/7/2013|
|Taurine 50 mg/mL PF||130618-64||12/15/2013|
|L-Glutathione 200 mg/mL||130617-10||12/14/2013|
|Pyridoxine HCl 100 mg/mL NS PF||130531-31||11/27/2013|
|Magnesium CHI 200 mg/mL||130307-60||9/3/2013|
|Sodium ascorbate 500 mg/mL PF||130702-1||12/29/2013|
|Lipo injection with lidocaine||130709-68||1/5/2014|
|Sodium ascorbate 500 mg/mL non- corn PF||130613-8||12/10/2013|
Compounding pharmacies manufacture custom medications for individual patients after receiving a prescription from a doctor. In recent years, large outbreaks of infections have been linked to compounded medicine that was mass-produced and contaminated with fungus or bacteria.
People who receive contaminated injections can develop life-threatening bloodstream infections, sepsis, fungal meningitis, and other serious complications. In 2012, an outbreak of fungal meningitis injured 750 and killed 63 people in 20 states. The outbreak was linked to a fungus that contaminated methylprednisolone acetate, a spinal injection commonly used to treat back pain.
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