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Caffeine/Sodium Benzoate Injection Recall

American Regent is recalling a Caffeine & Sodium Benzoate Injection lot because some vials contain visible particulates. The concern is floating particulates may include disruption of blood flow within small blood vessels in the lung, localized inflammation, and granuloma formation as well as concerns that the body will react poorly to foreign particles as it often does.

Hospitals, emergency rooms, and other health care providers are being told they should not use this lot and should immediately quarantine any product for return.

It has otherwise been a thankfully slow drug recall week with only one other drug recall.