March 27th, 2013|
March 26, 2013
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a voluntary recall for all products made at the Tinton Falls, New Jersey, compounding center, Med Prep Consulting, Inc. An FDA press release indicated the recall was initiated last week after reports of contaminated products began to surface.
On March 16, the FDA announced the company would be recalling all 50 mL bags of Magnesium Sulfate used for injections after five reports were made of particulates floating in the product. Testing later determined those particulates to be mold. Experts say an injection of the contaminated drug could result in an individual developing a fatal Drug Injury, such as an infection.
Then, just four days later, the FDA released a statement saying all products compounded by the company were being recalled. Officials claimed the recall of additional medications was being implemented out of an abundance of caution brought on by the other cases of contamination that had been reported earlier.
Anyone in possession of a product manufactured by Med Prep Consulting has been instructed to halt use immediately. The product should then be returned to the pharmacy where it was received so that it can be destroyed and replacement products can be issued.
The Texas Personal Injury Attorneys with Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough encourage citizens to routinely check their medications to ensure they have not expired or been recalled for safety purposes.
March 19th, 2013|
March 19, 2013
Two people have died as a result of a Fort Worth Motorcycle Accident this past week. According to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, the fatalities bumped the total number of motorcyclists killed during the recent week to four.
The incident occurred Tuesday evening along Sycamore School Road, near Colfax Lane. The 42-year-old driver of the motorcycle carrying a 37-year-old female passenger was heading east along the road when an SUV suddenly turned off of Colfax in front of the bike. The motorcyclist did not have time to stop the machine and plowed into the rear of the SUV. Both occupants of the motorcycle were declared dead at a local hospital shortly after arrival, while the driver of the SUV was uninjured. It is not clear whether either occupant of the motorcycle was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
Experts say if the number of motorcycle accidents continues to rise at the pace they currently are, it can be expected that the number of motorcycle accident fatalities will far exceed the total of 279 deaths that were recorded in 2011.
The Texas Personal Injury Attorneys with Ferrer, Poirot & Wansbrough encourage motorists and motorcyclists alike to be more aware of one another when traveling on Texas roadways as the weather begins to warm. Doing so may prevent an accident and could possibly save a life.