The following drugs and medical devices were recalled in July 2012, either voluntarily by the manufacturer or forcibly by the FDA:
Bedford Laboratories Leucovorin Calcium Injection
Used at the hospital level, two lots of this cancer medication have been recalled because of crystalline particulates found in the injections that could cause serious side effects and even death.
Injectable Carboplatin, Cytarabine, Paclitaxel and Methotrexate
Hospira has recalled certain lots of these cancer drugs because of defects in the glass vials used to package them. The defects could allow particulates into the medication.
These male enhancement drugs have been recalled in certain forms because of undeclared ingredients used to treat erectile dysfunction.
Benzalkonium Chloride Antiseptic Wipes
These common wipes, sold over the counter and in kits, have been recalled because of potential microbial contamination that can lead to infection.
AirLife™ Infant Breathing Circuit
Potential cracks in this respiratory unit could lead to leaks, causing patients not to receive the intended and necessary air.
Stryker Modular-Neck Stems
Modular neck-stems are used for artificial hips, but can also cause pain and tissue swelling when fretting and corrosion occur.
FLOW-i Anesthesia System
Maquet is recalling this product because of a defective switch that controls manual vs. automatic ventilation modes. According to the FDA, using the defective products – distributed between May 2010 and December 2011 – could cause serious health consequences and even death.
Remember, if you or a loved one has been injured by a pharmaceutical glitch, a dangerous drug, or a recalled product, our Memphis area personal injury lawyers can help. Contact us today or call (901) 327-1212 to discuss your situation for free.
(Want more info? See all of our drug recalls posts and find the FDA’s details for these recalls here.)