Martin Avenue Pharmacy recalls all sterile compounded preparations

Martin Avenue Pharmacy Inc, of Naperville has issued a voluntary recall for all in-date compounded sterile preparations due to a lack of sterility assurance. The medication was supposed to be sterile, but Martin Avenue failed to conduct proper quality controls according to a recent FDA inspection, which means the medications may not actually be sterile. This could leave patients at risk for infection, according to the Food and Drug Administration.

Among the drugs recalled are atropine, fentanyl, morphine and lidocaine. The affected prescription medications were sold until Aug. 20, 2014 in Wisconsin, Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, Florida, Alabama and Texas. Among the recalled medications are injectable drugs, powders and solutions.

FDA urges consumers and health care providers to report adverse events or side effects related to the use of these products to FDA s MedWatch Safety Information and Adverse Event Reporting Program.