6 recent drug, device recalls

Medical device and drug recalls, whether voluntary or mandated by the FDA, ensure patient safety. Here are six that have been reported to the FDA since the beginning of September:

  1. Jacobus Pharmaceutical Company recalled three lots of Ruzurgi, a drug used to treat Lambert Eaton syndrome, after finding they were contaminated with yeast, mold and aerobic bacteria.

  2. The FDA has recalled all ultrasound gels and lotions made by Eco-Med Pharmaceuticals because of the risk of bacterial contamination with Burkholderia cepacia complex. The gels and lotions have been associated with at least 66 infections, including 60 bloodstream infections. Eco-Med has shut down all operations and is no longer manufacturing or distributing any products.

  3. Azurity Pharmaceuticals recalled one lot of Firvanq after finding some products in the lot contain a First Omeprazole diluent instead of the Firvanq diluent.

  4. ICU medical recalled one lot of aminosyn after finding it was contaminated with fibers, hair and other particles.

  5. Magellan Diagnostics expanded its recall of blood lead tests, which was initiated in May after the company identified an ongoing issue with the controls used in the tests.

  6. Teligent Pharma recalled one lot of its lidocaine topical solution after finding it was super potent. 

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