June 13, 2013
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the voluntary recall of all sterile medications manufactured by the Main Street Family Pharmacy due to potential contamination that could lead to serious Drug Injuries.
According to an FDA Press Release, the recall was initiated after the agency received reports from seven people who had been given doses of the company’s preservative-free methylprednisolone acetate injection. The patients later developed abscesses on their skin at the site of the injection and further testing revealed at least one of the abscesses was caused by a fungal infection.
An investigation launched at the facility where the drugs were derived and tested determined the products had been contaminated during the manufacturing process. In an effort to prevent any further cases of infection, the company and the FDA recalled all of the company’s sterile medications.
Those who have been given an affected product are encouraged to discuss their concerns with their treating physician, while those in possession of affected products have been instructed to contact Main Street Family Pharmacy about proper disposal and receiving their replacement items.
The Owensboro Personal Injury Lawyers with Woods and Woods Injury Lawyers are aware of the risks posed by the use of a contaminated drug. That’s why the firm is here to help anyone who has been harmed by taking such a medication.