Hospira has initiated a nationwide voluntary recall of one lot of Hydromorphone Hydrochloride Injection 1 mg/ml, with the knowledge of the FDA, after it was found that the opioid analgesic injection contained more than the intended fill volume.
The recalled product is a prefilled glass
cartridge for use with Carpuject Syringe system. The affected lot number
is 07547LL, which has an expiration date of July 1, 2013.
in a statement said that opioid pain medications such as Hydromorphone
have life-threatening consequences if overdosed. Those consequences can
include respiratory depression (slowed breathing or suspension of
breathing), low blood pressure and reduced heart rate including