Temple Compounding Pharmacy Recalls Sterile Products after FDA Inspection
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is warning doctors about potentially contaminated drugs that were provided by Unique Pharmaceutical’s Temple, Texas plant.
About the Unique Pharmaceuticals Recall
As reported by KXXV News, the FDA recently inspected the Temple facility operated by Unique Pharmaceuticals and discovered what it says are unsanitary conditions. The inspectors found several lots of supposedly sterile drugs that were in fact not sterile.
Unique Pharmaceuticals have voluntarily issued a recall for all non-expired sterile products that were distributed nationwide. The FDA website says the products were distributed in syringes, vials, and bags. The recall includes a fluid used by patients with respiratory infections to clear their airways.Unique says it is currently unaware of any adverse events related to the recall.
What is a Compounding Pharmacy?
According to the Professional Compounding Centers of America (PCCA), a compounding pharmacy creates customized medications to meet strength and dosage needs of patients. Pharmacy compounding used to be more prevalent – in fact, prior to the 1960s, the vast majority of prescriptions were compounded. As mass-market drugs gained in popularity, most pharmacies became mere distributors and compounding has become less and less common.