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.