FDA Alerts Healthcare Professionals and Patients Not to Use Sterile Drug Products from Pharm D Solutions

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting healthcare professionals and patients not to use drug products intended to be sterile that are produced and distributed by Pharm D Solutions LLC, Houston, Texas, due to lack of sterility assurance. Administration of a non-sterile drug product intended to be sterile may result in serious and potentially life-threatening infections or death.

Healthcare professionals should immediately check their medical supplies, quarantine any purportedly sterile drug products, and not administer them to patients. They should also make alternative arrangements to obtain any medications they administer to patients from reliable sources that adhere to proper quality standards.

Patients who have received drug products produced by Pharm D and have concerns should contact their healthcare professional.

The FDA issued a warning letter to Pharm D in December 2016 following an inspection. During FDA’s recent follow-up inspection of Pharm D’s compounding facility in August 2018, investigators observed insanitary conditions, including poor sterile production practices and deficient environmental monitoring. These conditions raised concerns about the company’s ability to assure the sterility of its drug products.

As we alerted you on September 10, 2018, following FDA’s recommendation, Pharm D recalled all unexpired drug products intended to be sterile and agreed to cease sterile operations until it makes adequate corrections at its facility. However, Pharm D resumed sterile operations on October 8, 2018, and distributed purportedly sterile products without making adequate corrections at the facility. Pharm D agreed to cease sterile operations again on November 9, 2018, but has not agreed to FDA’s recommendation to recall all unexpired drug products intended to be sterile. These compounded drug products could put patients at risk.

For more information, please visit: Sterile Drug Products from Pharm D Solutions.

If you have additional questions, please contact Allison Madson, manager of regulatory affairs, at amadson@ascrs.org or 703-591-2220.