The QMN Weekly Bulletin
Pharmaceuticals / Regulatory Affairs / Postmarket Safety

N.C. Compounder Recalls, Abandons Sterile Drugs

Dec. 20, 2013
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A North Carolina pharmacy is recalling all of its sterile compounded drugs distributed within the Tar Heel State and ceasing production of sterile products altogether after an FDA site inspection.

Quality control procedures in place at Nature’s Pharmacy and Compounding Center’s Asheville, N.C. site were deemed inadequate by agency investigators, the FDA said in a safety alert last month.

The North Carolina Board of Pharmacy had also visited the compounding pharmacy recently, according to the agency. The board in 2010 cited Nature’s Pharmacy for multiple instances of compounding and dispensing drugs without a prescription.

The products being pulled from market shelves were distributed from January 1, 2013 to the present and include injectable drugs and eye drops.

To date, Nature’s Pharmacy has received no reports of injury or illness associated with the use of its sterile products, according to a statement on the compounder’s website.

The recall does not pertain to Nature’s Pharmacy’s non-sterile compounded drugs.

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