Drugs Recalled Nationwide after Contamination Concerns

EMSL Analytical provides sterility and USP Monograph testing in our FDA registered and DEA licensed laboratory.


WEBWIRE – Tuesday, March 26, 2013

According to CBS News, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, FDA, has issued a warning of all drugs manufactured at a New Jersey compounding pharmacy due to possible mold contamination.

Included in this recall are over 70 products that were distributed to hospitals in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Delaware. Affected products include antibiotics, general and local anesthetics, cardiac medication, painkillers, and drugs for labor and delivery packaged in infusion bags, plastic syringes, and glass vials.

This recall was issued after mold was detected in five bags of magnesium sulfate products that had been distributed to a Connecticut hospital. The pharmacy has temporarily stopped drug production, and all affected facilities have been notified.
To date, no illnesses or infections have been reported in association with this recall.

 “Last year’s fungal meningitis outbreaks caused by contaminated steroid injections from a compounding pharmacy, proved how dangerous contaminations at pharmacies can be to consumers. It is critical that compounding pharmacies do Sterility and USP Monograph on their products and active pharmaceutical ingredients periodically” states Diane Miskowski, MPH, Business Development Manager at EMSL Analytical, Inc. “EMSL Analytical, the nation’s leading environmental testing laboratory, provides sterility testing for controlled substances in our FDA registered, DEA licensed laboratories to assist compounding pharmacies in complying with USP 797 standards.”

For more information about EMSL’s testing services, please contact EMSL at 800-220-3675, email  info@EMSL.com , or visit http://pharmaceuticaltestinglaboratory.com.
 
About EMSL Analytical, Inc.
EMSL Analytical is a full service testing company providing quality lab services under the same private ownership since 1981. Including the corporate lab facility in Cinnaminson, NJ, EMSL Analytical operates over thirty laboratories nationwide in the US and Canada. We provide analytical services for environmental, indoor air quality (IAQ), industrial hygiene, forensics and materials science, consumer products, food safety, PCR, pharmaceutical, asbestos, lead, and radiological samples. The company has an extensive list of accreditations from leading organizations, as well as state and federal regulating bodies.



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Joseph Frasca
Senior Vice President of Marketing
EMSL Analytical
(1) 1-800-220-3675
jfrasca@emsl.com


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