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Antibiotic recalled for containing dangerous particles

Unfortunately there is no shortage of stories about people in Nashville and around the world who were made ill or lost their lives due to dangerous drugs. When someone is sick, they turn to hospitals and pharmacies to seek out a product that will help alleviate unwanted symptoms. In too many instances, individuals take medications with complete trust that because it came from a trusted source, nothing can go wrong.

According to the Food and Drug Administration, an antibiotic that was manufactured by B. Braun Medical Inc. - and sent to national medical distributers, drugstores and hospitals - has recently been recalled. Reports indicate that this an injectable drug called Cefepime for Injection USP and Dextrose Injection USP. The FDA cautioned medical professionals that use of the drug - which had pieces of hair, metal and cotton floating inside - could cause very dangerous and even fatal illnesses.

B. Braun reported that it will notify its suppliers by mail, which leads one to inevitably worry about what could happen if a distributor doesn't get word about the dangerous product in time. Patients are encouraged to notify the FDA, B. Braun and a medical professional if they experienced any problems when receiving the medication. Injecting these dangerous particles could lead to issues such as a heart attack or stroke.

Those with harmful reactions to the injectable antibiotic should consider the benefit of speaking to a products liability attorney. No one should have to suffer physical and subsequent financial burdens due to the negligence of a drug manufacturing company.

Source: WLTX, "FDA Warns Doctors of Injectable Antibiotic Recall," Celeste Brown, Oct. 16, 2013

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