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Cantrell Drug Company Recalls 29 Sterile Product Lots

Kate Traynor

BETHESDA, MD 21 Nov 2016—FDA's MedWatch program today announced the recall of 29 lots of unexpired, purportedly sterile products manufactured by Cantrell Drug Company of Little Rock, Ark., due to a lack of sterility assurance.

The recalled products were distributed to healthcare facilities from May 25 to October 31 of this year, according to a company press release circulated by FDA. Products sold as nonsterile are unaffected by the recall, the company stated.

Cantrell has been in business since 1952 and has operated since 2013 as an FDA-registered compounding outsourcing facility.

A November 4 announcement posted at Cantrell's website states that the company has halted the production of sterile products until it resolves issues related to a recent FDA inspection.

For information about product returns, contact Cantrell at 877-666-5222, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Central Time.


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