Recall of IV Bag Drugs, Mold Infection Risk

Med Prep Consulting, Inc. recalled all lots of all products compounded at its facility after the pharmacy was notified by a Connecticut hospital that it observed visible particulate contaminants in 50 ml bags of MAGNESIUM SULFATE 2GM IN DEXTROSE 5% IN WATER, 50ML FOR INJECTION intravenous solution. This contaminant was confirmed to be MOLD. These were unique and distinct lots of the magnesium sulfate bags compounded and dispensed by the pharmacy to the Connecticut hospital. At this time a total of five (5) contaminated bags were discovered.

“We are representing dozens of patients injected by a steroid medication manufactured by another company licensed as a compounding pharmacy,” said Attorney Fred Pritzker, whose firm just today filed a lawsuit on behalf of a woman with fungal meningitis from injections manufactured by NECC.

Patients who develop dangerous infections from tainted drugs have the right to sue for compensation. If you suspect illness from a drug made by a compounding pharmacy, you should contact Fred and our Bad Bug Law Team for a FREE case review HERE >>

Med Prep Consulting Recall List

  • Acetylcystiene vials
  • Alteplase syringe
  • Atropine syringe
  • Avastin syringe
  • Aztreonam syringe
  • Bacitracin vials
  • Bupivacaine Bag
  • Bupivacaine Syringe
  • Bupivacaine OnQ Pump
  • Calcium Gluconate Bag
  • Calcium Gluconate syringe
  • Cefazolin syringe
  • Cefazolin Bag
  • Cefepime syringe
  • Cefepime Bag
  • Cefotaxime syringe
  • Cefotetan syringe
  • Cefoxitin syringe
  • Ceftazidime syringe
  • Ceftazidime Bag
  • Ceftriaxone syringe
  • Ceftriaxone Bag
  • Cefuroxime syringe
  • Cefuroxime Bag
  • Clindamycin syringe
  • Darboepoetin (Aranesp) syringe
  • Dexamethasone Bag
  • Diltiazem Bag
  • Dobutamine Bag
  • Dobutamine syringe
  • Ephedrine syringes
  • Epinephrine Bag
  • Epinephrine Bag
  • Epinephrine syringe
  • Epoetin Alfa syringe
  • Esmolol syringes
  • Famotidine syringe
  • Fentanyl Citrate Bag
  • Fentanyl Citrate with Bupivacaine HCL Bag
  • Gentamicin syringe
  • Gentamicin Bag
  • Glycopyrrolate syringes
  • Granisetron syringe
  • Hectoral syringe
  • Heparin syringe
  • Heparin bag
  • Hydromorphone syringe
  • Hydromorphone Bag
  • Hydromorphone PCA syringe
  • LET Gel syringe
  • LET Soln syringe
  • Leukine syringe
  • Magnesium Sulfate bag
  • Meperidine Bag
  • Midazolam Bag
  • Midazolam syringe
  • Morphine Sulfate Bag
  • Morphine Sulfate syringe
  • Norepinephrine bag
  • Norepinephrine Syringe
  • Ondansetron Bag
  • Ondansetron syringe
  • Oxacillin syringe
  • Oxacillin Bag
  • Oxytocin bag
  • Palanosetron (Aloxi) syringe
  • Penicillin syringe
  • Penicillin Bag
  • Phenylephrine Bags
  • Phenylephrine syringes
  • Potassium Chloride Bag
  • Potassium Phosphate l bag
  • Ranitidine syringe
  • Rituxan syringe
  • Ropivacaine Bag
  • Ropivacaine OnQ Pump
  • Sodium Citrate syringe
  • Sodium Phosphate bag
  • Succinylcholine syringes
  • Sufentanil with Bupivacaine Bag
  • Timentin syringe
  • Tobramycin syringe
  • Zometa syringe

Administration of an intravenous product found to be contaminated with mold could result in a fatal infection in a broad array of patients.

The recalled products are used for a wide range of therapeutic uses for hospitalized inpatients and outpatients, and, patients directly treated by a health care professional at a physician’s office practice facility or clinic. Products packaged in plastic infusion bags, plastic infusion devices, plastic syringes and glass vials were distributed directly to regional hospital pharmacies located in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, and Delaware. Products packaged in plastic syringes only, were distributed nationwide to physician’s office practice facilities and clinics. All of these products were distributed to the described users through March 13, 2013, from Tinton Falls, New Jersey to both regional and nationwide locations.

According it its website, Med Prep is a specialty intravenous I.V. pharmacy licensed by the State of New Jersey as a Central Fill IV Compounding Pharmacy. The company’s website stresses the cost savings health care providers can get by using the company’s products. We think the primary consideration should be be cost savings, but patient safety. No company should sell drugs contaminated with mold. There is no excuse.

Med Prep list of compounded formulations

  • Antibiotics
  • Antiemetics
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Cardiac Medications
  • Pain Management
  • Sedative
  • General Anesthetic
  • Local Anesthetic
  • Various Antagonists
  • Neuromuscular Blocking Agents
  • Anticoagulants
  • Electrolyte Solutions

Our lawyers represent patients injured by contaminated drugs throughout the United States. Attorney Fred Pritzker has won millions for patients, including over $40,000,000.00 for clients injured by medical products manufactured by another company. Our law firm is one of the few in the nation that has won money from a compounding pharmacy in a wrongful death lawsuit. You can contact Fred for a free case review here.

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