Opened in 1997, The Compounding Shop is the first compounding-only pharmacy in the St. Petersburg and Pinellas County area. The Compounding Shop is a pharmacy that mixes custom regulated drug formulations in order to meet specifications by doctors for the best regimen outcome.
The Compounding Shop upholds itself as meeting all of its consumers compounding needs while remaining true to the relationship with the patient, physician, and pharmacist and operating in a sterile environment. However, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), during an inspection in April, there appeared to be a lack of sterile production practices that could lead to contamination and the results could become â€œlife-threatening.â€
Some of the specific drug regimens made by the Compounding Shop are Dexamethasone, an allergy treatment, Morphine, a pain alleviant, and Avastin, which is used as a treatment for various cancers.
As of now, no reports of patient infections have been filed, but the FDA’s director of Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, Dr. Janet Woodcock, states: â€œDue to concerns about the lack of sterility assurance at the facility and out of an abundance of caution, we have advised the firm to remove its sterile products from the market to protect patients.â€
The dates of sale for the drugs being recalled are unknown, but the company is said to be in the process of notifying their customers.
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