Compounders recall drugs after outside tests questioned

Two more compounding pharmacies are voluntarily recalling products as FDA inspectors roll through the plants of the largest of those drugmakers and tag them for problems. These recalls are tied to problems inspectors found with the microbial contamination testing done by a testing lab used by both: Front Range Laboratories of Loveland, CO. The Birmingham, AL-based Wellness Pharmacy and JCB Laboratories of Wichita, KS, both recalled 6 lots of products. Earlier this month, Specialty Compounding of Cedar Park, TX, recalled all of its sterile drugs after 17 patients in Texas developed blood infections after getting infusions of calcium gluconate manufactured by the compounder. Texas authorities said two of the patients died but the cause of their death was still be determined. Wellness release | JCB release | More