Bedford recalls vials with particulates; ingredient has salmonella; pricing Excedrin on eBay;

 > Bedford Laboratories is recalling a lot of Vecuronium Bromide For Injection, which is used in general anesthesia, because a small number of vials have been found to contain particulates. FDA announcement

> The Bulk Pharmaceuticals Task Force (BPTF), an affiliate of the Society of Chemical Manufacturers and Affiliates (SOCMA), says the FDA user fee law signed by President Obama will help stop drug counterfeiting. Release

> Dutch inpsectors have given HAL Allergy an extension for its GMP contract manufacturing at its facility in Leiden. Item

> Sedona Labs is recalling some lots of recently distributed iFlora Kids Multi-Probiotic and iFlora 4-Kids Powder supplements because its supplier of Galactooligosaccharide (GOS) says the ingredient may be contaminated with salmonella. FDA announcement

> Brenntag Group is buying specialty chemical distributor ISM/Salkat Group, a move that will expand its presence in the pharmaceutical industry and expand its presence in Australia and New Zealand. Item

And Finally... Extra Strength Excedrin, which is among the Novartis over-the-counter products that have been in short supply since it closed its Lincoln, NE, plant to address manufacturing problems, is now selling on eBay for prices ranging from $30 to $100 a bottle. Story

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