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Beacon Hill Pharmacy d/b/a Rxtra Solutions Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Certain Sterile Products Due to a Question of Sterility Assurance
Dr. Wissam Alawieh, Pharm.D.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - July 31, 2013 – Southfield, MI, Beacon Hill Medical Pharmacy d/b/a/ Rxtra Solutions (Beacon Hill) is voluntarily recalling all lots of certain sterile products to the user level. There is a question of sterility assurance for the affected products raised by the FDA.
Microbial contamination of products intended to be sterile can lead to serious infections, which may be life-threatening. Beacon Hill has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall and to date, there is no evidence of contamination in the recalled products or any previously prepared products.
Below is the list of sterile injectable products compounded by Beacon Hill/Rxtra Solutions prescribed by physicians to individual patients according to their prescription order in alphabetical order, organized by Drug name and strength:
|ACETYLCYSTEINE 100 MG/ML INJ SOLN||APOMORPHINE HCL 3 MG/ML INJECTABLE||ASCORBIC ACID ( CORN SOURCE) 500 MG/ML INJECTABLE|
|ASCORBIC ACID (NON CORN SOURCE) 500 MG/ML INJECTABLE||B-12 REJUV 25 MG/ML INJECTABLE||B-12/LIDOCAINE 25/10MG/ML INJECTABLE|
|B-COMPLEX/LIDO/B-12 25MG/ML INJECTABLE||B-COMPLEX/LIDOCAINE 2% INJECTION INJECTABLE||BI-TROPIN S-2 INJECTABLE|
|BUPRENORPHINE 0.3 MG/ML INJECTABLE||BUPRENORPHINE 0.5 MG/ML INJECTABLE||CALCIUM CHLORIDE 100 MG/ML|
|CALCIUM EDTA 200 MG/ML INJECTABLE||CALCIUM EDTA 300 MG/ML INJECTABLE||CHROMIUM 4 MCG/ML INJECTABLE|
|COPPER 0.4MG/ML INJECTABLE||CYANOCOBALAMIN 1000 MCG/ML INJ SOLN||CYCLOSPORIN (A) 2% (PF) AQUEOUS SUSP|
|DEXAMETHASONE SODIUM PHOSPHATE 10 MG/ML INJECTABLE||DEXPANTHENOL 250 MG/ML INJECTABLE||DEXTROSE PF 50% INJECTABLE|
|DIAZEPAM 5MG/ML INJECTABLE||DMPS P/F 50 MG/ML INJECTABLE||DMSO 50% INJ 50 ML VIAL INJECTABLE|
|DUAL-TESTOSTERONE 10ML VIAL(COTTON SEED OIL) 200 MG/ML OIL INJ SOLN||DUAL-TESTOSTERONE 2 ML VIAL 20 MG/ML OIL INJ SOLN||DUAL-TESTOSTERONE 4 ML VIAL 50 MG/ML OIL INJ SOLN|
|DUAL-TESTOSTERONE 5 ML VIAL 50 MG/ML OIL INJ SOLN||EDETATE DISODIUM 150 MG/ML INJECTABLE||ESTRADIOL CYP/PROG/TEST CYP 0.5/10/10 MG/ML OIL INJ SOLN|
|OXYTOCIN 10 UNITS/ML INJECTABLE||ESTRIOL 5 MG/ML OIL INJ SOLN||AMINO ACID III (COMPARE TO FREAMINE III) ALT. 8.5% INJECTABLE|
|ARGININE 100MG/ML INJECTABLE|
|FUROSEMIDE 10MG/ML INJECTABLE||GLUTATHIONE 200 MG/ML (PF) INJ SOLN||GLUTATHIONE/LIDO 100MG/2%/ML (PF) INJ SOLN|
|GLUTATHIONE/METHYL/LIDO 1 00/25/20 MG/ML INJ SOLN||GLUTATHIONE/METHYL/LIDO 100/25/20MG/ML (PF) INJ SOLN||GLYCINE 50 MG/ML INJECTABLE|
|GLYCYRRHIZIC ACID 8 MG/ML INJECTABLE||HYALURONIDASE 150U/ML INJECTABLE||HYALURONIDASE 200U/ML INJECTABLE|
|HYDROXOCOBALAMIN (VITAMIN B12A) 1 MG/ML INJECTABLE||L-CARNITINE HCL 50 MG/ML INJECTABLE||LIDOCAINE MDV 1% INJECTABLE|
|LIDOCAINE MDV 20 MG/ML INJECTABLE||LIDOCAINE PF 20 MG/ML INJECTABLE||LIPOIC ACID 100 MG/ML INJECTABLE|
|LIPOIC ACID 200 MG/ML INJECTABLE||LIPO-PLEX INJECTABLE||LIPO-PLEX/LIDOCAINE 2% INECTABLE INJECTABLE|
|L-TRYPTOPHAN 300 MG/ML INJECTABLE||MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE HEXAHYDRATE 20% INJECTABLE||MAGNESIUM SULFATE 50% INJECTABLE|
|MANGANESE SULFATE 0.1 MG/ML INJECTABLE||MELOXICAM 10 MG/ML INJECTABLE||MELOXICAM 5MG/ML INJECTABLE|
|METHYLCOBALAMIN (PF) 1 MG/ML INJ SOLN||METHYLCOBALAMIN (PF) 25 MG/ML INJECTABLE||METHYLCOBALAMIN 1 MG/ML INJ SOLN|
|METHYLCOBALAMIN 10 MG/ML INJ SOLN||METHYLCOBALAMIN 25 MG/ML INJECTABLE||METHYLCOBALAMIN 5 MG/ML INJ SOLN|
|METHYLPREDNISOLONE ACETATE 40 MG/ML INJECTABLE||METHYLPREDNISOLONE ACETATE 80 MG/ML INJECTABLE||MIC-CARN + B6/B12/LIDOCAINE 25/50/50/175MCG/1/0.1MG/ML INJECTABLE|
|MIC-CARN MAX (WITH METHYLCOBALAMIN) 15/100/50/1 MG/ML INJECTABLE||MIC-CARN MAX 15/100/50/1 MG/ML INJECTABLE||MIC-CARN MAX PLUS LIDOCAINE 15/100/50/1 MG/5MG/ML INJECTABLE|
|PHOSPHATIDYLCHOLINE 50 MG/ML INJECTABLE||POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 2 MEQ/ML INJECTABLE||PROCAINE P/F 20 MG/ML INJECTABLE|
|PROG/TEST CYP 15/7.5 MG/ML OIL INJ SOLN||PROGESTERONE 50 MG/ML OIL INJ SOLN||PUMICE/LIDOCAINE HCL 1.5%/1% INJ SUSP|
|PYRIDOXINE HCL P/F 100 MG/ML INJECTABLE||QUAD AMINO BLEND 150/75/150/75 MG/ML INJECTABLE||SELENIUM 400 MCG/ML INJECTABLE|
|SERMORELIN ACETATE 10 MG INJECTABLE||SERMORELIN ACETATE 3 MG INJECTABLE||SODIUM BICARBONATE PF 8.4% INJECTABLE|
|TACROLIMUS SOLUTION 0.02% OPHTHALMIC||TEST. HYPOALLRGNC 200 MG/ML INJECTABLE||TESTOSTERONE AQUEOUS 100 MG/ML INJECTABLE|
|TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 10 ML VIAL 100 MG/ML OIL INJ SOLN||TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 2 ML VIAL 20 MG/ML INJECTABLE||TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 80 MG/ML INJ SUSP|
|TRI-MIX 10 MCG/30 MG/1 MG/ML INJ SOLN||TRI-MIX 30 MCG/15 MG/2 MG/ML INJ SOLN||TRIPLE-TESTOSTERONE 10 ML VIAL 250 MG/ML OIL INJ SOLN|
|TRIPLE-TESTOSTERONE 5 ML VIAL 200 MG/ML OIL INJ SOLN||TRIPTROPIN PLUS INJECTABLE||VITAMIN B- COMPLEX INJECTABLE|
|VITAMIN B-COMPLEX SL SOLTN||VITAMIN B-COMPLEX (PF) INJECTABLE||VITAMIN D 50,000 I.U./ML INJECTABLE|
|ESTRADIOL CYPIONATE 10 MG/ML OIL INJ SOLN||ESTRADIOL CYPIONATE 40 MG/ML OIL INJ SOLN||ESTRADIOL CYPIONATE 5 MG/ML OIL INJ SOLN|
|TRACE ELEMENTS-5 INJECTABLE||NALBUPHINE HCL 20MG/ML INJECTABLE||NANDROLONE DECANOATE 200 MG/ML OIL INJ SOLN|
|NANDROLONE DECANOATE 100 MG/ML OIL INJ SOLN||ALPROSTADIL 100 MCG/ML INJ SOLN||NALTREXONE 1 MG/ML INJECTABLE|
|NALTREXONE 200 MG/ML INJECTABLE||HYDROCHLORIC ACID 10% INJ SOLN|
|ZINC SULFATE 1 MG/ML INJECTABLE||ALPROSTADIL 50 MCG/ML INJ SOLN||AMMONIUM MOLYBDATE 25 MCG/ML INJECTABLE|
|B12/E2/E3/PROG/TEST 1/3.75/2.5/50/45 MG/ML OIL INJ SOLUTION||BI-MIX PHENTOLAMINE/PAPAVERINE 0.5 MG/30 MG/ML INJECTABLE||BI-MIX PHENTOLAMINE/PAPAVERIN E 1 MG/30 MG/ML INJECTABLE|
|BUPRENORPHINE 0.1/0.05 MG/ML CREAM||DUAL-TESTOSTERONE 100 MG/ML OIL INJ SOLUTION||DUAL-TESTOSTERONE 150 MG/ML OIL INJ SOLUTION|
|DUAL-TESTOSTERONE 200 MG/ML OIL INJ SOLUTION||DUAL-TESTOSTERONE 50 MG/ML OIL INJ SOLUTION||ESTRADIOL VALERATE W/LIDOCAINE 1% 40MG/ML OIL INJ SOLN|
|GLUTAMINE 100 MG/ML INJ SOLN||H.C.G. (COMPOUNDED) 10,000 UNIT VIAL INJECTABLE||H.C.G. (COMPOUNDED) 11,000 UNIT VIAL INJECTABLE|
|H.C.G. (COMPOUNDED) 12,000 UNIT VIAL INJECTABLE||H.C.G. (COMPOUNDED) 5,000 UNIT VIAL INJECTABLE||H.C.G. (COMPOUNDED) 8,000 UNIT VIAL INJECTABLE|
|HYDROGEN PEROXIDE 3% INJECTABLE||HYDROCYPROGESTERONE CAPROATE 250 MG/ML OIL INJ SOLN||KETOROLAC TROMETHAMINE 60 MG/ML INJECTABLE|
|PARABEN WATER FOR INJECTION||SODIUM HYDROXIDE 10% (W/V) WATER FOR INJECTION||SODIUM PHOSPHATE DIBASIC/WATER FOR INJECTION 10%|
|SODIUM PHOPHATE MONOBASIC/WATER FOR INJECTION 10%||TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE (COTTONSEED) 200 MG/ML OIL INJ SOLN||TESTOSTERONE PROPRIONATE 100 MG/ML OIL INJ SOLN|
Physicians prescribe these products to patients receiving IV solutions and hormone replacement therapy.
These products are packaged in clear or amber sterile injectable vials ranging in size of 1 ml to 100 ml containing liquid solution, suspension or lyophilized powder. The products are packaged in either individual patient prescription vials or single units in a cardboard box container. The products can be identified via the label format, which will include lot numbers initiating with code 01012013@1 to 07262013@99. The vials will contain a label indicating the drug name, strength, and quantity of product in the vial, the lot number with the codes indicated above, and a recommended use by date, product ingredients, storage instructions and the facility information and address. A sample vial label and prescription label is attached that includes the exact format for all products dispensed. The products were distributed nationwide to outlets including hospitals, clinics, and patients who have received orders by directly placing phone calls or faxed prescriptions to the Beacon Hill Medical pharmacy facility in Southfield, Michigan.
Beacon Hill began notifying its customers on July 26th 2013 via telephone, and will begin initiating recall mailers including formal letters, and will continue to call its patients and providers, and schedule office visits to discuss with physicians further. Beacon Hill is arranging for return of all recalled products. Health care providers, hospital staff and patients should immediately check their inventory, identify products in their possession, which are being recalled, stop utilizing product and contact Beacon Hill Medical Pharmacy at 800.518.9831 to further assist with product replacement, continuity of care and further instructions on product return.
Beacon Hill recognizes FDA's observations of sterile practices and 211 guidelines and has already initiated its facility upgrade in an effort to deliver at the highest manufacturing standard. Beacon Hill has initiated testing on products in the recall in quarantine in an effort to assess its validation process of prior sterility practices and will continue to cooperate with the FDA to establish 211guided standards of practice.
Beacon Hill is dedicated to this voluntary recall and has set up a task force of pharmacists and personnel ready to establish a transition for product replacement and urges patients to contact the pharmacy for any assistance.
Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Beacon Hill by calling 800.518.9831 during the business hours of 10 am and 6 pm eastern standard time. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.
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.
- Online: www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm
- Regular Mail: use postage-paid, pre-addressed Form FDA 3500 available at:
www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm. Mail to address on the pre-addressed form.
- Fax: 1-800-FDA-0178
This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Photo: Product Labels
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