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Recall Update on Bedford Injection Meds

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Yesenia Martinez6 years ago

Bedford Laboratories has issued a recall update regarding injectable medications initially recalled on August 2, 2011 due to glass particles found in certain lots. The update includes additional guidance for hospitals, emergency rooms, clinics, physician offices and other healthcare facilities and providers that may have received the recalled medications.

Injectable Meds Recalled

The recall, issued in August 2011, involved the injectable drugs Polymyxin and Vecuronium. Polymyxin B is used for treating infections related to the eyes, urinary tract, meninges, and bloodstream caused by Pseudomonas aeruginosa; Vecuronium Bromide is used as a surgery anesthetic.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) had originally recalled the injections back in August 2011 after it was reported that they may contain small pieces of glass. The medication may be injected intravenously through the spine or eye. Injuries may include:

  • Corneal abrasion/laceration
  • Lacrimal tear
  • General irritation
  • Vein irritation and inflammation
  • Pulmonary dysfunction and granulomas
  • Local tissue infarction
  • Clogging or closing of capillaries and arteries
  • Chemical meningitis
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Death

Description of Recalled Injections

  • Polymyxin B for Injection USP, 500,000 Units per vial – NDC #55390-139-10 Lot 1942980 – Exp. Date August 2013 and Lot 1895027 – Exp. Date June 2013
  • Vecuronium Bromide for Injection, 10 mg per vial – NDC #55390-037-10 Lot 1865067 – Exp. Date May 2012
  • Vecuronium Bromide for Injection, 20 mg per vial – NDC #55390-039-10 Lot 1865069 – Exp. Date February 2012
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