Sterile Injectable Products by Premier Pharmacy Labs: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance
AUDIENCE: Pharmacy, Nursing
ISSUE: Premier Pharmacy Labs is voluntarily recalling injectable products due to a potential lack of sterility assurance. Microbial contamination was detected during routine testing of subsequent unreleased product lots due to interaction between the product syringe and tamper evident container closure, which may result in the potential introduction of microorganisms into the products.
Administration of non-sterile injection products that are intended to be sterile may result in a site-specific or systemic infection, which in turn may cause hospitalization, significant morbidity (permanent organ damage), or a fatal outcome.
BACKGROUND: The product can be identified by the product description in the above table and beyond use date (BUD) on the individual product or shipping bag. The listed product lots were distributed Nationwide to hospital pharmacy, clinic, and healthcare facilities.
RECOMMENDATION: Premier Pharmacy Labs is notifying its distributors and customers by certified letter and is arranging for return/replacement of all recalled products. Hospital pharmacy, clinic, and healthcare facilities that have product which is being recalled should stop using and return to Premier Pharmacy Labs per the official recall notification/customer reply form included in the certified letter sent to all affected clients.
Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Premier Pharmacy Labs by calling 1-800-752-7139 between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:00 pm Eastern Time, Monday through Friday or sending an email to recalls@premierpharmacylabs.Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:
com. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.
- Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/MedWatch/report
- Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178