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article imageContaminated B12 shot recalled

By Tim Sandle     Aug 28, 2013 in Health
Park Pharmacy & Compounding Center has recalled two lots of product Methylcobalamin (a vitamin B12 shot) due to doubts over its test results. Two other pharmacies have also recalled products this week.
The notification about the recall comes from a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Medwatch alert. The reason for the recall is due to FDA investigators observing that methods used by the laboratory to assess sterility may have resulted in pharmacies receiving inaccurate laboratory test results.
Methylcobalamin is a cobalamin, a water-soluble vitamin with a key role in the normal functioning of the brain and nervous system, and for the formation of blood. Vitamin B12 supplements are used for preventing deficiencies, especially in vegetarians, and are often marketed as weight loss supplements.
In addition, the FDA has also reported that Wellness Pharmacy, Inc. has issued a nationwide voluntary recall of certain sterile products. The products are: Dexpanthenol 250 mg/mL, Magnesium Sulfate 50%, Methylcobalamin 1 mg/mL, Sodium Phenylbutyrate 200 mg/mL,R.L. Glutathione 100 mg/mL, and Ascorbic Acid (cassava) 500 mg/mL. The medications were distributed to individual patients and to physician offices nationwide.
A third pharmacy has also recalled some products. JCB Laboratories (JCB) has issued a recall of six lots of sterile drug products to the user level due to concerns of sterility assurance following a recent inspection by FDA of Front Range Laboratories of Loveland. These are medicinal products for inhalation.
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