Asheville, N.C. pharmacy recalling products

 Thursday, November 21, 2013

 Asheville Citizen-Times

Nature’s Pharmacy and Compounding Center is voluntarily recalling sterile products compounded by the pharmacy over a six-month period. “The product will be in the form of an injectable drug or an eye drop. The recall is being initiated due to concerns associated with quality control procedures that present a potential risk to sterility assurance that were observed during a recent FDA inspection,” according to a news release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Bill Cheek, one of the owners of the Asheville pharmacy, said the recall involves around 300 prescriptions, mainly to individuals, that were distributed from May 4 through Nov. 4. “These are prescription items in people’s homes,” he said. They include vitamin B12 shots, an eye drop for dogs and an injectable drug for erectile dysfunction.