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Oregon Compounding Centers, Inc. Unexpired Sterile Products: Recall - Lack of Sterility Assurance

Friday, October 10, 2014  
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ISSUE: Oregon Compounding Centers, Inc., also called Creative Compounds, is voluntarily recalling certain unexpired human and veterinary sterile products to the consumer level due to lack of sterility assurance. The company has not received any reports of product contamination or adverse events to date, but is issuing this voluntary recall following a recent inspection which identified an issue with sterility assurance. If there is microbial contamination in products intended to be sterile, patients are at risk of serious infections which may be life threatening.

BACKGROUND: All recalled products have a label that includes the Creative Compounds name as well as a lot number. The recalled products were made from July 1, 2014 through September 22, 2014, and distributed to health care facilities, physicians, and patients in two states, Oregon and Washington. The recall does not pertain to any non-sterile compounded medications prepared by the pharmacy. Refer to the Firm Press Release for a detailed list of affected products.

RECOMMENDATION: Users or recipients of these products should immediately discontinue use and return the recalled unexpired products. To return product or request assistance related to this recall, users should call 503-685-6111 or 877-585-6111, Monday through Friday, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 1:30 to 5:30 p.m. PDT.

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

  • Read the MedWatch safety alert, including links to the Firm Press Release HERE.

    Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (Accessed: 10/10/2014)

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