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Texas Company Recalls Sterile Medications



    Specialty Compounding LLC in Cedar Park near Austin is at the center of a major medication recall after 15 people in two Corpus Christi hospitals developed bloodstream infections after getting infusions of calcium gluconate. (Published Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013)

    The Food and Drug Administration has announced a recall of all products produced and distributed for sterile use by Specialty Compounding LLC over concerns about bacterial infections.

    The Cedar Park company is recalling all lots of its unexpired sterile compounded medications sold since May 9.

    The recall announced Sunday by the FDA follows reports of bacterial infections affecting 15 patients at two Texas hospitals -- Corpus Christi Medical Center Doctors Regional and Corpus Christi Medical Center Bay Area. Those cases involved treatment including IV infusions of calcium gluconate from Specialty Compounding.

    Experts say there's a potential association between the infections and the medication.

    Details are available by calling Specialty Compounding at 1-512-219-0724.