Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Infection Outbreak Tied to Compounding Pharmacy

According to an article published in MedPage Today, seven patients who were injected with corticosteroids from a compounding pharmacy in Tennessee have become ill. The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) said that at least one case is an apparent fungal infection.  

The agency said it was working with the CDC and authorities in Tennessee to investigate the adverse events, linked to methylprednisolone acetate compounded by Main Street Family Pharmacy in Newbern, Tenn.

The FDA has recommended that healthcare providers not administer any products labeled as sterile from Main Street and quarantine them until further guidance is provided.

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