Thursday, November 6, 2014

Doctor, There Is A Hair In My Anesthetic

Ewww. A human hair was found stuck in the stopper of a Hospira produced bottle of local anesthetic. The company has voluntarily recalled the drug, which is a single dose, preservative free 1% lidocaine. They were distributed from May 2014 to June 2014 with an expiration date of April 1, 2016. The lot numbers are NDC 0409-4279-02, Lot 40-316-DK.

Says the FDA, "[if] the particulate breaks and pieces are able to pass through the intravenous catheter, injected particulate material may result in local inflammation, phlebitis and/or low-level allergic response to the particulate or microembolic effects." Gee no kidding.

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