Relistor injection kits recalled due to risk of defective medical device injury

by fpw | February 3rd, 2011

February 3, 2011

Before you get an injection from your doctor or before you give yourself an injection, a sterile pad is used to sweep the area of bacteria. But what if those sterile pads were not sterile?

According to the Associated Press, that is exactly why Progenics Pharmaceuticals Inc. and Pfizer Inc. recalled Relistor injection kits because the sterile alcohol pads manufactured by Triad may be contaminated with a bacteria that could cause injuries.

Triad recalled the pads, swabs, and swab sticks after a customer expressed concern that the pads may be contaminated with the bacteria bacillus cereus which can cause drug defective medical device such as food-borne illnesses.

One patient has reported drug injuries as a result of using the pads, though the defective medical device injury was not life-threatening.

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Medication recalled due to fear of drug injuries

by fpw | November 4th, 2010

November 4, 2010

Will your medication making you sick? That’s what some people are afraid of when they hear about massive recalls of medication they take every day.

According to Reuters, Pfizer is recalling more medication because patients may fear drug injuries as a result of treatment with the medication.

Lipitor, an increasingly popular Pfizer drug, is being recalled because patients report that the medication has an odd odor upon opening it. Authorities say the odd odor is the result of a chemical used to treat the pallets the medications are stored and transported on.

The medication has been recalled so that the chemical does not cause drug injuries to patients taking Lipitor.

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Antidepressant may be ineffective, cause drug injuries

by fpw | October 14th, 2010

October 14, 2010

Antidepressants are drugs that many people use to maintain their mood. While the effectiveness of antidepressants varies by patient, the FDA is stating that one antidepressant may be of little help to anyone and may cause drug injuries.

According to Reuters, Pfizer’s reboxetine may not be a helpful drug for anyone. It is in the drug class with other SSRI antidepressants, but officials say this drug may not be effective enough for any patients to use.

The drug has also been associated with drug injuries and side effects that were harmful enough for patients treating depression with the drug to stop treatment. Other drugs in the same class performed better and had less harmful drug injuries associated with them.

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