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Ascend Laboratories is recalling nine lots of cephalexin for oral suspension because impurity results during testing were “at [the] higher side of the specification limit,” according to the February 24, 2021, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Enforcement Report.  The latest recall affects the…
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By Laura Ungar, Kaiser Health News COLUMBIA, Mo. — A memory haunts Christina Fuhrman: the image of her toddler Pearl lying pale and listless in a hospital bed, tethered to an IV to keep her hydrated as she struggled against a superbug infection. “She survived by the grace of God,” Fuhrman said of…
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West-Ward Columbus Inc. is recalling multiple lots of doxycycline hyclate tablets because samples failed to meet dissolution specifications during routine testing, according to the June 3, 2020, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Enforcement Report.  Recalled are 100-mg doxycycline hyclate…
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Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Inc. is recalling more than 170,000 bottles of doxycycline capsules. According to the March 25, 2020, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Enforcement Report, the capsules were manufactured under conditions that failed to meet Current Good Manufacturing Practices.…
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Pregnant women who are prescribed macrolide antibiotics during the first trimester are at an increased risk of any major malformations, specifically cardiovascular malformations, according to new study findings. Notably, women receiving macrolides in any trimester were at an increased risk of…
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By Marilynn Larkin NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Although guidelines recommend antibiotic prophylaxis before or during endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (EUS-FNA) of pancreatic cysts, the risk of infection from the procedure is low, a randomized controlled trial reveals. Dr.…
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A 2-day course of antibiotic therapy can lower the risk of ventilator-associated pneumonia among patients being treated with targeted temperature management after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest with shockable rhythm, according to results of a new study. To reach this conclusion, the researchers…
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An estimated 24 million antibiotic prescriptions lacked documented indication in 2015, according to the results of a recent study. While previous programs used to evaluate antibiotic use have depended on the presence of a documented indication within medical records, a lack of this information (…
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Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. is recalling multiple lots of cefdinir for oral suspension after a dead ant was discovered in a bottle, according to the November 13, 2019, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Enforcement Report. The recall includes the following products, which were sent to major…
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By Dan Whitcomb (Reuters) - Nearly twice as many people are dying in the United States from antibiotic-resistant infections than previously believed, U.S. health officials said on Wednesday, as so-called "superbugs" alarm experts with their rate of growth and spread. Issuing its first…
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