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Texas Pharmacy Recalls Drugs over Infections

Fifteen people have allegedly gotten sick


Another compounding pharmacy is involved in a nationwide recall of its medicines after reports allege patients have gotten sick after taking their products.

Specialty Compounding, LLC of Cedar Park, Texas is recalling all lots of its unexpired sterile medications that have been dispensed since May 9, 2013 in all strengths and doses after at least 15 people at two Texas Hospitals developed bacterial infections.

The Texas hospitals affected so far are Corpus Christi Medical Center Bay Area and Corpus Christi Medical Center Doctors Regional, according to the company. The patients had received intravenous (IV) infusions of calcium gluconate, a drug used to treat calcium deficiencies and patients with too much potassium in the blood.

The infection implicated in these cases, a bloodstream infection caused by Rhodococcus bacteria, can cause symptoms like fever and pain.