Med Prep Consulting Halts Operations
Tinton Falls Drug maker Halts Operations [Asbury Park Press, N.J.]
From Asbury Park Press (NJ) (March 18, 2013)
March 18--A Tinton Falls-based pharmaceutical firm has agreed to temporarily suspend its operations and voluntarily recall bags of magnesium sulfate intravenous solution.
State Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa said the agreement was reached between the company, Med Prep Consulting, and the state Board of Pharmacy.
"The state Board of Pharmacy and Med Prep have agreed that the pharmacy will stop producing and shipping medications until additional information about the potentially contaminated products can be gathered and analyzed," Chiesa said in the release. "Our Enforcement Bureau investigators are working closely with the state Board of Pharmacy, state Department of Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to fully investigate the circumstances."
According to the release, the bags of magnesium sulfate were possibly contaminated with visible floating particles.
"Magnesium sulfate is a solution administered intravenously for a number of conditions," state Health Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd said in the release. "This investigation is evolving. At this time, in an abundance of caution, the Department of Health recommends that any health care facility that has received products from Med Prep should inventory them and remove them from use."
The recall includes products that may have been dispensed in New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, according to the release.
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Posted: March 2013