FDA, ApotheCure report deaths associated with injectable colchinine.ApotheCure and FDA FDA
Food and Drug Administration
n.pr See Food and Drug Administration.
n.pr the abbreviation for the Food and Drug Administration. notified all healthcare professionals of recent deaths associated with the use of compounded injectable in·ject·a·ble
Capable of being injected. Used of a drug.
A drug or medicine that can be injected. Colchicine colchicine (kŏl`chəsēn'), alkaloid extracted from plants of the genus Colchicum and especially from the corms of the autumn crocus, Colchicum autumnale (see meadow saffron). .5mg/ml, 4ml vials, lot number 20070122@26.
The company issued an immediate drug recall for all strengths, sizes and lots of compounded Injectable Colchicine sold within the last year. Customers are asked to examine their stock for ApotheCure compounded Colchicine on hand and to discontinue dis·con·tin·ue
v. dis·con·tin·ued, dis·con·tin·u·ing, dis·con·tin·ues
1. To stop doing or providing (something); end or abandon: use immediately and prepare the product to return to the company.
Read the complete MedWatch 2007 Safety summary, including a link to the Manufacturer's Recall Notice and Return Fax Cover Sheet regarding this issue at: http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/safety/2007/safety07.h tm#Colchicine