Recall of progesterone and leuprolide from Village pharmacy


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Just got this email regarding recalls of these medications from Village Pharmacy, a provider of fertility meds (sorry about the formatting):

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[B][FONT=Times New Roman]Massachusetts Specialty Pharmacy Announces Voluntary Recall[/FONT][/B][FONT=‘Arial’,‘sans-serif’] [/font]
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[FONT=Times New Roman]ASRM recommends advising patients of a recall issued by Village Fertility Pharmacy. The recall notice can be found at [FONT=‘Arial’,‘sans-serif’][FONT=‘Times New Roman’,‘serif’]http://www.villagefertilitypharmacy.com/content2057[/FONT][/font] and reads: [FONT=‘Arial’,‘sans-serif’][/font][/font]
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[FONT=Times New Roman]02/24/2013[FONT=‘Arial’,‘sans-serif’][/FONT][/font]
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[FONT=Times New Roman]Waltham, MA - Village Fertility Pharmacy is conducting a voluntary recall of compounded medications shipped over the past three months. The recall resulted after particulate was discovered in a small percentage of two lots of Progesterone. Immediately upon learning of the situation, Village contacted the Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy.[FONT=‘Arial’,‘sans-serif’][/FONT][/font]
[FONT=Times New Roman]After an initial investigation, Village and the Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy decided to expand the recall to include one other medication, Leuprolide. More testing is being conducted and results will be released in the coming days.[FONT=‘Arial’,‘sans-serif’][/FONT][/font]
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[FONT=Times New Roman]“We are working cooperatively with all government agencies and are awaiting the results of the investigation,” according to Stuart Levine, president of Village Fertility Pharmacy. “While no patients have reported any adverse effects, we believe the prudent course is to recall all of these medications.”[FONT=‘Arial’,‘sans-serif’][/FONT][/font]
[FONT=Times New Roman]The recall includes:[FONT=‘Arial’,‘sans-serif’][/FONT][/font]
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[FONT=Times New Roman]* Progesterone Injection Cottonseed Oil 50 MG/ML[FONT=‘Arial’,‘sans-serif’][/FONT][/font]
[FONT=Times New Roman]* Progesterone Injection Olive Oil 50 MG/ML, 100 MG/ML[FONT=‘Arial’,‘sans-serif’][/FONT][/font]
[FONT=Times New Roman]* Progesterone Injection Sesame Oil 50 MG/ML, 100 MG/ML[FONT=‘Arial’,‘sans-serif’][/FONT][/font]
[FONT=Times New Roman]* Progesterone Injection Ethyl Oleate 50 MG/ML, 100 MG/ML[FONT=‘Arial’,‘sans-serif’][/FONT][/font]
[FONT=Times New Roman]* Hydroxy Progesterone Caproate 250 MG/ML[FONT=‘Arial’,‘sans-serif’][/FONT][/font]
[FONT=Times New Roman]* Compounded Leuprolide Acetate 1MG/.2ML[FONT=‘Arial’,‘sans-serif’][/FONT][/font]
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[FONT=Times New Roman]Progesterone is a hormone that supports gestation. It is compounded in different solutions to accommodate patients’ various needs. Leuprolide suppresses natural ovulation.[FONT=‘Arial’,‘sans-serif’][/FONT][/font]
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[FONT=Times New Roman]Village Fertility Pharmacy is a pharmacist-owned and operated specialty fertility pharmacy dedicated to providing exceptional service and educational resources to fertility patients and clinics. Compounding represents five percent of the company’s total work.[FONT=‘Arial’,‘sans-serif’][/FONT][/font]
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[FONT=Times New Roman]Patients with questions can call the Village Recall Hotline at 1-888-965-5813. [FONT=‘Arial’,‘sans-serif’][/FONT][/font]

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