FDA NEWS RELEASE
For Immediate Release: May 18, 2013
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FDA expands alert to health care providers about lack of sterility assurance of all sterile drug products from NuVision Pharmacy
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting health care providers of concerns about a lack of sterility assurance of all sterile drug products made and distributed by NuVision Pharmacy of Dallas, Texas. The FDA recommends that these products should not be administered to patients.
The FDA is basing this expanded alert on a recent inspection of the NuVision Dallas facility, during which FDA investigators observed poor sterile production practices that raise concerns about a lack of sterility assurance of the company’s sterile drug products.
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