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January 28, 2021
Patient Safety Authority Issues Urgent Notice re: Hazardous Medication Packaging Error
This morning, the Patient Safety Authority and Institute for Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) issued an urgent alert after being made aware of an extremely hazardous packaging error involving certain cisatracurium products from Meitheal Pharmaceuticals.
According to the alert, the outer carton identifies the vials inside as cisatracurium, but the vials contained in the carton are labeled phenylephrine injection. The vials actually contain cisatracurium and have caps appropriate for a paralyzing agent.
We urge you to immediately examine any and all cartons of cisatracurium from Meitheal Pharmaceuticals for this packaging error. Providers should also consider the possibility that some of these vials may have already been distributed. ISMP has confirmed that both the FDA and the manufacturer are aware of this situation and that a recall is imminent. Source: PHCA