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Another Compounding Pharmacy Announces Recall after Surprise State Inspection

Another Compounding Pharmacy Announces Recall after Surprise State Inspection

Another Compounding Pharmacy Announces Recall after Surprise State Inspection

http://abcnews.go.com/Health/wireStory/mass-pharmacy-recalling-compounded-products-18806612#.UVCuPjfvBt0

Pallimed Solutions is a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts. Recently, state inspectors did a surprise inspection of the company's facilities and discovered unidentified particles floating in vials. The company was ordered to stop compounding while an investigation is completed of the particles. The company released a statement claiming this is a precautionary measure. The majority of the items recalled from the pharmacy were related to erectile dysfunction medication, and the company has stated fewer than 800 patients will be affected by the recall. The state of Massachusetts has stepped up unannounced inspection after a recent meningitis outbreak at one of the state's compounding pharmacies. That outbreak caused 48 deaths and nearly 1,000 illnesses. This recent company is only seven years old and has approximately 15 employees at the facility. It is uncertain at this time what the particles in the compounding solution were, and an investigation is ongoing by the state and the company.

This past summer struck fear into the country as the deadly meningitis outbreak spread. Prior to that outbreak, few people knew about compounding pharmacies, and fewer still knew great those pharmacies' reach was. It is unlikely this recall will have the impact that the deadly meningitis outbreak had, but it is still cause for concern in this cottage industry of quasi-pharmaceutical manufacturers. The laws surrounding this industry appear less stringent than regular pharmaceutical manufacturers, and there appears to be less oversight of this industry. This should be cause for concern to consumers especially after this past summer. Patients have every right to know where the medication they receive comes from, and doctors should be able to provide those answers to the patient. It seems likely it is going to have to be patients who step up and demand a higher quality medicine before these compounding pharmacies get the fact that quality assurance is very important to consumers.

Drug safety is at the forefront to our minds when it comes to treating medical conditions. The experienced Missouri product liability attorneys at Meyerkord and Meyerkord, LLC will fight for you if it is discovered that you have taken an unsafe medicine and have suffered serious side effects. Contact our knowledgeable family of attorneys at (314) 436-9958 or (800) 391-4318 if you have suffered from a loss due to the negligence of a manufacturer of consumer products such as a medicine that is later found to be unsafe.

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