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  • Recall of Main St. Pharmacy products: AL DoH working with 1 unidentified facility that received suspect products

    NEWS RELEASE
    ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH


    RSA Tower 201 Monroe Street, Suite 914 Montgomery, AL 36104

    Phone 334-206-5300 Fax 334-206-5534

    www.adph.org

    Alabama health officials begin investigation of product from compounding pharmacy


    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    CONTACT:
    Mary McIntyre, M.D., M.P.H.
    (334) 206-5971

    The Alabama Department of Public Health is participating with other local, state and federal health agencies in an investigation of products prepared by a compounding manufacturer, Main Street Family Pharmacy of Newbern, Tenn., that were shipped to clinics in 13 states, including one clinic in Alabama.

    The Alabama investigation began after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was notified of individuals who developed complications after administration of an injectable steroid product. Main Street Family Pharmacy has issued a voluntary recall of all sterile products that it has produced.

    State and local public health officials are working with the Alabama clinic that received the formulation of methylprednisolone acetate (MPA), a
    steroid product, associated with the investigation.
    MPA is typically used for reducing inflammation.

    At this time, the clinic will begin notifying patients who may have been exposed to the product to alert them to report any signs and symptoms of complications. The Alabama Board of Pharmacy has also been contacted.

    This investigation is still very early and rapidly evolving. Information is subject to change.

    5/24/13

    xhttp://www.adph.org/news/assets/130524.pdf



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    Re: Recall of Main St. Pharmacy products: AL DoH working with 1 unidentified facility that received suspect products

    NEWS RELEASE

    ALABAMA DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH


    RSA Tower 201 Monroe Street, Suite 914 Montgomery, AL 36104
    Phone 334-206-5300 Fax 334-206-5534
    www.adph.org


    No known adverse effects reported from use of injectable steroid product

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    CONTACT:
    Kelly Stevens
    (334) 206-5971 or 1-800-338-8374

    A single Alabama health care provider was shipped potentially contaminated injectable steroid product from a compounding manufacturer, Main Street Family Pharmacy of Newbern, Tenn. The clinic received the formulation of methylprednisolone acetate (MPA), a preservative-free
    steroid product, associated with the investigation. MPA is typically used for reducing inflammation.

    The Alabama Department of Public Health informed the provider, who has already notified all patients who were administered the product to alert
    them to any signs and symptoms of complications. At this time, none of these individuals reported any adverse effects associated with the injections.


    The Alabama investigation began May 24 after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration was notified of persons who developed complications after administration of the injectable steroid product. Main Street Family Pharmacy issued a voluntary recall of all sterile products.

    5/30/13"


    xhttp://www.adph.org/news/assets/130530c.pdf



    "What information consumes is rather obvious: it consumes the attention of its recipients. Hence a wealth of information creates a poverty of attention, and a need to allocate that attention efficiently among the overabundance of information sources that might consume it." - Herbert Simon

    "The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government." - Sam Houston

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