Abbott's Compounding Pharmacy Recalls Products Due to Sterility Concerns

Abbott's Compounding Pharmacy Recalls Products Due to Sterility Concerns
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January 18, 2016

A pharmaceutical compounding company has initiated a recall for products due to questions over sterility.

The recall from Abbott's Compounding Pharmacy, of Berkeley, CA, applies to all unexpired lots of compounded products. These include injectable medications, sterile solutions, eye drops, and eye ointments. The decision was made after an onsite inspection conducted by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) revealed that the products may feature a microbial contamination, putting patients at risk of a serious and potentially life-threatening infection.

All recalled products have a label that includes the Abbott's Compounding Pharmacy name and expiration date. This recall impacts all sterile products distributed between January 1, 2015 and January 14, 2016.

Abbott's Pharmacy distributes product to patients, physician offices and clinics, and veterinarians within California.

To date, the pharmacy has not received any reports of any adverse effects or injuries.

Customers that have recalled product should immediately stop using it and contact the pharmacy to arrange for the return of unused product.

Consumers with questions about this recall can contact Abbott's Compounding Pharmacy at (510) 548-8777.

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