Consumer Lawyers

Hospira recalls opioid drug cartridges

In Product Recalls on May 17, 2012 at 1:07 am

Hospira has recalled one lot of pre-filled cartridges containing the pain drug hydromorphone because the glass cartridges could contain too much medicine.

The company, which has been pressured by some product-quality issues, said there have been two reported complaints of a single “Carpuject” cartridge containing more than the amount of drug on the product’s label.

There have been no reports of adverse events related to this issue for this product lot, Hospira said, but overdoses on opioid pain drugs such as hydromorphone can pose life-threatening consequences.

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