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Neloxone, the antidote for opioid overdose gets recalled

07 June 2018

To date, no injuries or other adverse reactions have been associated with the recall, FDA said.

Makers of opioid overdose antidote Naloxone, Hospira has issued a nationwide recall of Naloxone.

Users can inspect the Naloxone before it is administered to a person by looking for particulate matter near the syringe and looking for discoloration before it is administered. They were sold to wholesalers, distributors and hospitals in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Guam between February 2017 and February 2018.

The company says it found loose particulate matter on the syringe plunger. And it's the latest in a string of supply chain mishaps for naloxone manufacturer Hospira and its parent company, drug giant Pfizer.

Hospira has notified retailers, hospitals and distributors of the recall to arrange for returns and exchanges on any impacted product. Adverse events related to these lots are unlikely, according to the US Food and Drug Administration, and may be as mild as local irritation, but may also include pulmonary dysfunction, emboli, infarction, or toxicity.

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When administered, Naloxone can quickly restore normal respiration to someone whose breathing has slowed or stopped due to opioids.

Niese said his understanding is that first responders in the state primarily use Ohio's Central Pharmacy.

The recall impacts single units with lot numbers 72680LL and 76510LL in 0.4 mg/ml, 1 mL in, and 2.5 mL strengths.

78 people die each day from opioid overdoses. Nationwide, an estimated 60,000 people in the USA died from drug overdoses in 2016, more than gunshots or traffic accidents.

Neloxone, the antidote for opioid overdose gets recalled