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Sterile Drug Products by Cantrell Drug Company: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance

[Posted 11/21/2016]

AUDIENCE: Pharmacy

ISSUE: Cantrell Drug Company is voluntarily recalling certain unexpired sterile drug products due to lack of sterility assurance. Administration of a drug product intended to be sterile that is not sterile could result in serious infections that may be life-threatening.

See the press release for a listing of affected products and lot numbers.

BACKGROUND: The recalled products were distributed nationwide to health care facilities from May 25 to October 31, 2016.

RECOMMENDATION: Cantrell Drug Company will begin notifying its customers by email and phone and is arranging for the return of all recalled products. Consumers who have product subject to the recall should stop using it and contact the company.

To return medication or request assistance related to this recall, contact Cantrell Drug Company at 877-666-5222, Monday through Friday between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. CST.

Healthcare professionals and patients are encouraged to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to the FDA's MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program:

  • Complete and submit the report Online:
  • Download form or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

[11/18/2016 - Press Release - Cantrell]