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Hospira Announces Voluntary Nationwide Recall Of One Lot Of Lidocaine HCI Injection, USP, 2%, 20 mg per mL Single-dose Vial, Preservative-free, Due To Particulate Matter

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 29, 2014 – Hospira, Inc. (NYSE: HSP), announced today it will initiate a voluntary recall of one lot of  Lidocaine HCI Injection, USP, 2%, 20 mg per mL, 5 mL single-Dose Vial, Preservative-Free (NDC 0409-2066-05; Lot 25-550-DD, Expiry 1JAN2015) to the user level due to a confirmed customer report of discolored product with visible particles in the solution as well as particulate embedded in the molded glass container. Hospira has identified the particulate as iron oxide. To date, Hospira has not received reports of any adverse events associated with this issue for this lot. Hospira has attributed the embedded particulate to supplier’s glass defect.  As a result of this issue, Hospira is working with its supplier on implementing corrective and preventive actions. Risk factors associated with the particulate include the potential for particulate to be injected and/or a delay in therapy.

If the particulate goes undetected and solution is administered - depending on the particle size and number - it could block administration of the drug to the patient, causing a delay in therapy. However, this is an unlikely outcome due to the size of the subvisible particulates identified. It is more likely that particulates are able to pass through the catheter and may result in local inflammation, mechanical disruption of tissue or immune response to the particulate.

While extremely rare, particulate exposed to strong magnetic fields (e.g. MRI), could potentially dislodge and cause tissue damage. However, the particulate size identified is considered too small. Therefore, an adverse outcome is extremely unlikely.

Lidocaine is packaged 10 units per carton / 180 units per case in single-dose glass fliptop vials. This lot was distributed nationwide to distributors/wholesalers, hospitals and clinics from June 2013 through July 2013.   

Anyone with existing inventory should immediately stop use and quarantine any affected product. In addition, customers should inform potential users of this product in their organizations of this notification. Hospira will be notifying its direct distributors/customers via a recall letter and will arrange for impacted product to be returned to Stericycle for returns processing. For additional assistance, call Stericycle at1-855-827-6586 (M-F, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. ET).

For clinical inquiries, please contact Hospira using the information provided below.

Hospira Contact Contact Information Areas of Support
Hospira Global Complaint Management 1-800-441-4100(M-F, 8am to 5pm CT) (ProductComplaintsPP@hospira.com)

To report adverse events or product complaints

Hospira Medical Communications 1-800-615-0187  OR medcom@hospira.com (Available 24 hours a day/7 days per week) Medical inquiries

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

  • Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm
  • Regular Mail or Fax: Download form www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

About Hospira

Hospira, Inc. is the world's leading provider of injectable drugs and infusion technologies, and a global leader in biosimilars. Through its broad, integrated portfolio, Hospira is uniquely positioned to Advance Wellness™ by improving patient and caregiver safety while reducing healthcare costs. The company is headquartered in Lake Forest, Ill., and has approximately 17,000 employees. Learn more at www.hospira.comdisclaimer icon.

 

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