ISSUE: Lowlite Investments d/b/a Olympia Pharmacy ("Lowlite") notified the public of a voluntary multi-state recall of all sterile drug products compounded by the pharmacy that have not reached the expiration date listed on the product. The recall is being initiated due to concerns associated with prior quality control procedures that impacted sterility assurance. In the event a sterile product is compromised patients are at risk for serious and possible life threatening infections.
The recall includes all sterile products that Olympia Pharmacy supplied to patients and offices of licensed medical professionals with a use by date of 09/25/2013 or earlier. Olympia Pharmacy will be notifying customers by phone, fax, or mail to return the products to the pharmacy.
BACKGROUND: To date, Lowlite has received no reports of injury or illness associated with the use of the affected products.
RECOMMENDATION: Consumers or health care providers with questions regarding this recall may contact Lowlite by phone at 888-323-7788 or 407-673-2222 from the hours of 9:00AM- 6:00PM Eastern Daylight Time Monday through Friday, or at the following e-mail address: Brian@olympiapharmacy.com. Patients who have received any product furnished by Lowlite and have concerns should contact their healthcare provider.
Health care 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:
[05/30/2013 - Press Release - Olympia Pharmacy]
[05/30/2013 - Recalled Product List - Olympia Pharmacy]
The recall of sterile product at Olympia Pharmacy follows recent recalls of sterile products at other compounding pharmacies for similar problems and concerns about sterility of products, those companies include Main Street Family Pharmacy in Tennessee and The Compounding Shop in Florida.
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