Advanced Pharma, Inc. d/b/a Avella of Houston Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Specific Lots of Potassium Phosphate and Succinylcholine Repacked and/or Compounded at its Houston Location as a Result of Hospira, Inc’s June 15, 2017 Recall of Such Products Due to a Potential Lack of Sterility Assurance
Per Hospira, in the event that impacted product is administered to a patient, there is a reasonable probability that the patient may experience adverse events ranging from fever, chills and malaise, to severe adverse events including systemic invasive mycoses or systemic bacterial sepsis. The possibility of a breach in sterility assurance in distributed product, while remote, cannot be eliminated.
To date, Advanced Pharma has not received any reports of product complaints and/or adverse events related to the products.
These products were not distributed directly to patients or consumers, but rather to healthcare facilities (e.g. hospitals).
The issue is segregated to the Houston location and no other Avella Specialty Pharmacy locations.
Avella and Advanced Pharma are notifying customers of the voluntary recall by phone, email and overnight mail. Customers in Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, Nebraska, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah and Washington that have any of the affected medications that are being recalled should immediately discontinue use and return the unused portion to Avella Specialty Pharmacy. Customers with any of the affected medications can also reference Advanced Pharma’s website for more information on the specific lot numbers affected, product images, forms and contact information:www.avella.com/AP-Hospira-recall. For a full list of Advanced Pharma products, please visit www.avella.com/sourceb-products.
Patients and healthcare providers with questions regarding this recall can contact Avella Specialty Pharmacy recall line at (877) 292-4323, Monday through Friday, between 6am and 6pm Pacific Standard Time or via e-mail at ProductRecall@avella.com. Patients should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to the use of these products.
Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.
- Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm
- Regular Mail or Fax: Download form www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm 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