January 13, 2017
An ongoing nationwide recall of 201 vials of Ascorbic Acid 500 mg/mL (50 ML) was reported in the latest US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Enforcement Report.
Tri-Coast Pharmacy voluntarily pulled the vials from the market because of a lack of sterility assurance. Ascorbic Acid is used to treat and prevent scurvy, which is caused by a lack of Vitamin C in the body.
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In November 2016, the compounding pharmacy announced the recall of all of its sterile products that were prepared between May 17, 2016, and November 17, 2016, and were still within expiry.
Ascorbic Acid 500 mg/mL (50 ML) was included in the expansive list, as were several Testosterone and Sermorelin Acetate products.
The known lot codes and expiration dates of the recalled vitamin C vials are as follows: 07192016WW (01/15/2017), 07152016G (01/11/2017), 08292016A (02/25/2017), and 10262016B (02/28/2017).
Ascorbic acid can be used for the prevention and treatment of scurvy.
The FDA classified the recall as Class II on January 4, 2017.
—Meredith Edwards White