November 15, 2016

 

 Pharmacy recalls sterile products

​Posted Nov. 2, 2016

A Florida pharmacy has recalled 12 veterinary products prepared over seven months over concerns about a lack of sterility assurance.

The Food and Drug Administration announced Sept. 20 that Wells Pharmacy Network of Ocala, Florida, was recalling all its sterile human and veterinary medical products produced between Feb. 22 and Sept. 14. The agency noted that none of the products has been found to be nonsterile, but administration of a drug intended to be sterile but contaminated could cause life-threatening infections.

Medical professionals and patients who have unexpired products on the list should discontinue use, quarantine unused products until they receive instructions on how to return the products, and contact Wells’ quality hotline at 800-794-2360 between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m. EST Monday-Friday or send a message to WPNQuality@wellsrx.com to discuss product returns or ask questions.

The following veterinary products were recalled:

  • Cyclosporine (A) oil solution (10 mL) 2% ophthalmic, lots 07142016@35 and 08022016@20
  • Detomidine HCl/xylazine (20 mL) 10 mg/10 mg/mL injectable, lots 04272016@94 and 08022016@70
  • Estradiol cypionate 5 mg/mL injectable, lots 05092016@12, 06282016@79, 08022016@13
  • Estrone aqueous 5 mg/mL injectable, lots 06272016@29, 06292016@5, 08022016@8, 08182016@7
  • Flunixin meglumine 50 mg/mL injectable, lots 08052016@47, 08092016@57, 08112016@7
  • Glucosamine sulfate 20% injectable, lot 05102016@6
  • Histrelin acetate, lyophilized 5.5 mg injectable, lot 04062016@6
  • Medroxyprogesterone acetate 200 mg/mL injectable, lots 05022016@11, 05272016@5, 06202016@2, 06232016@27, 08222016@18
  • Methocarbamol 100 mg/mL injectable, lots 05272016@3 and 06222016@7
  • Pentosan sodium polysulfate 250 mg/mL injectable, lots 05112016@8 and 06142016@47
  • Phenylephrine HCl (5 mL) 1 mg/mL (0.1%) injectable, lot 07202016@44
  • Progesterone in sesame oil 150 mg/mL injectable, lots 04082016@7, 05112016@3, 06152016@1, 07072016@7, and 08022016@27 

The FDA is providing a list of recalled human and animal products, with lot numbers here.