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Emcure injected schizophrenia drug recalled after contamination detected

May 28, 2019 / Eric Palmer
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Two injected drugs manufactured by an Indian company with a history of sterility problems are being recalled because of microbial contamination. The drugs were both manufactured by Emcure Pharmaceuticals but are distributed in the U.S. by Heritage Pharmaceuticals.East Brunswick, New Jersey-based Heritage Saturday issued the voluntary recall to the consumer level for sublots of infection fighter amikacin sulfate injection and schizophrenia drug prochlorperazine edisylate after microbial growth was found in unreleased supplies of the products.The company warned that patients injected with either of the drugs could get site-specific or even systemic infections that could lead to hospitalization and death. The company said no adverse reactions have been reported so far.Amikacin sulfate injection is for the short-term treatment of serious infections from a variety of species of gram-negative bacteria. Prochlorperazine edisylate injection is indicated to control severe nausea and vomiting an...