Due to a Lack of Sterility Assurance, Synergy Rx Pharmacy Issues Nationwide Recall of HCG Freeze Dried Vials

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is an unapproved product being marketed for weight loss

Due to a Lack of Sterility Assurance, Synergy Rx Pharmacy Issues Nationwide Recall of HCG Freeze Dried Vials
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February 16, 2017

Synergy Rx Pharmacy is recalling all lots of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) 5,000 units/vial and 11,000 units/vial sold to the retail level due to a lack of sterility assurance.

Administration of a drug product intended to be sterile that is not sterile could result in serious infections that may be life threatening.

Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (HCG) is an unapproved product being marketed for weight loss. The product is packaged in 15 mL serum glass vials bearing a label that includes Synergy Rx Pharmacy's name and expiration date. All lots of these products are affected. This recall impacts all sterile products distributed between June 01, 2016and December 22, 2016. The product was only distributed to physician offices and clinics in Arizona, California, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.

To date, Synergy Rx Pharmacy has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.

Synergy Rx Pharmacy is notifying its customers by phone and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Customers that have the recalled product should immediately stop using it and contact the help line to arrange for the return of any unused product.

Customers with any additional questions or concerns regarding this recall can contact Synergy Rx Pharmacy at (619) 821-8224.