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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