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Balanced Solutions and Nora Apothecary Recalls Sterile Products

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Balanced Solutions Compounding Pharmacy, LLC has voluntarily recalled all lots of its unexpired sterile products from the US market that were compounded by the pharmacy. The products were recalled when the FDA detected unknown black particles in some of the compound pharmacy's product vials. Once completed, testing revealed the black particles as Gram-negative bacteria in products that were supposed to be sterile. Nora Apothecary has also voluntarily recalled all of its unexpired sterile drug products that were compounded by the pharmacy. Both compounding pharmacies recalled their products due to concerns with quality control and the lack of sterility assurance. Although there have yet to be any adverse medical consequences reported, the compound pharmacies are voluntarily recalling the products as a precautionary measure.

Problems regarding quality concerns in US pharmacies continue to be a major issue. Compounding pharmacies are continually exposed to risks of contamination, whether microbiological or otherwise, which prevent their products from being effectively sterile. Therefore, patients are at an increased risk for infections in the event that a drug or pharmaceutical product's sterility is compromised. In 2013, several U.S. pharmacies, including Green Valley Drugs, NuVision Pharmacy, ApotheCure, Inc., Med Prep and Clinical Specialties, voluntarily recalled their sterile products. Recently, compounding pharmacies have had to recall their sterile products due to lawsuits being filed against them for injuries and deaths that have resulted from contaminated injectable steroids. These pharmacies should be held responsible for unsafe drugs that lack sterility assurance when they harm consumers and result in serious injuries.

Drug safety is at the forefront to our minds when it comes to treating medical conditions. The experienced Missouri product liability attorneys at Meyerkord & Kurth, 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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