8 recent drug, device recalls

Medical device and drug recalls, whether voluntary or mandated by the FDA, ensure patient safety. Here are eight reported to the FDA since the end of June:

  1. J&J recalls 5 sunscreen products after finding carcinogen
    Johnson & Johnson has issued a recall of four Neutrogena and one Aveeno sunscreen product after internal testing detected low levels of benzene — a substance that could cause cancer with enough exposure. 

  1. Innoveix Pharmaceuticals recalls sterile compounded drug products 
    Innoveix Pharmaceuticals has recalled several lots of its sterile compounded drug products due to a lack of assurance of sterility. Concerns arose around the drug products' sterility after a routine inspection of the pharmacy by the FDA.

  1. Magellan Diagnostics recalls blood lead tests
    Magellan Diagnostics has recalled several lots of its blood lead tests after finding they carry a significant risk of falsely low results. 

  2. Quidel recalls COVID-19 test
    Quidel has recalled its Lyra COVID-19 test because of a "significant" risk of false negative results in people infected with high amounts of the virus.

  1. Medtronic recalls vascular guidewire
    Medtronic has recalled its guidewire used to help place catheters in the vasculature after finding the devices weren't sterilized before being shipped to hospitals.

  2. Teva recalls tainted lot of cancer drug
    Teva Pharmaceuticals has recalled one lot of its injectable cancer drug topotecan after a pharmacy found one of the vials contained a glass particle. 

  3. Avid Medical recalls medical supply kits
    Avid Medical has recalled its medical supply kits, citing a risk of contamination with the fungus Aspergillus penicillioides from one of the devices in the kit.

  4. DeRoyal Industries recalls surgical procedure packs
    DeRoyal Industries has recalled its surgical procedure packs, which include a set of devices used for routine cardiac procedures, after finding that the packs contain lidocaine that has been mislabeled as a different dosage of bupivacaine.

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