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URGENT DRUG RECALL

September 19, 2016

United Exchange Corp. of Cerritos, CA a primary source vendor of the Rugby-branded Eye Irrigating Solution and Major-branded Eye Wash, is voluntarily recalling those lots and expiration dates described in the table stated below due to microbial contamination.

Eye Wash/Eye Irrigating Solution is used to flush the eye to relieve irritation, stinging, or itching by removing foreign material such as air pollutants or chlorinated water. It is packaged in 4 oz. (118ml) bottles.

Eye Wash/Irrigating Solutions

Lot

NDC

Product Description

Exp. Date

G15905

0904-6491-20

Major Eyewash

10-2018

G15906

0904-6491-20

Major Eyewash

10-2018

G15907

0904-6491-20

Major Eyewash

10-2018

G15910

0904-6491-20

Major Eyewash

11-2018

G15911

0904-6491-20

Major Eyewash

11-2018

G15912

0904-6491-20

Major Eyewash

11-2018

G16901

0904-6491-20

Major Eyewash

01-2019

G16902

0904-6491-20

Major Eyewash

01-2019

G16903

0904-6491-20

Major Eyewash

01-2019

G16905

0904-6491-20

Major Eyewash

02-2019

G16906

0904-6491-20

Major Eyewash

02-2019

G16907

0904-6491-20

Major Eyewash

02-2019

G16910

0904-6491-20

Major Eyewash

03-2019

G16911

0904-6491-20

Major Eyewash

03-2019

G15908

0536-1083-97

Rugby Eyewash

10-2018

G15909

0536-1083-97

Rugby Eyewash

11-2018

G16904

0536-1083-97

Rugby Eyewash

01-2019

G16908

0536-1083-97

Rugby Eyewash

02-2019

G16912

0536-1083-97

Rugby Eyewash

03-2019

G16913

0536-1083-97

Rugby Eyewash

03-2019

 

An assessment of our inventory shows that the Center stocks this product (OPHTHALMIC IRRIGATING SOLUTION,STER,4OZ) under NSN 6505-01-147-2084 and 6505-F1-147-2084. We ask for your cooperation in taking the following action:

  • Please examine your inventory and if you have the recalled product in question immediately cease distribution / use.
  • If you have purchased the product from Supply Chain Management Services, fill out the “Return Response Form” and send with recall product.
  • Mark the returned product purchase from SCMS “Recall Materials Enclosed” and return to:
    ATTN: Leslie Ridgeway
    HHS Supply Chain Management Services
    Building 14
    Perry Point, MD 21902
  • Used product is not accepted for credit.
  • Please return the affected product before October 15th 2016 to expedite processing of your return goods credit. Accounts will be credited upon receipt of the recalled product.

Contact

Please note customers must reorder the Eye Wash if desired. If you have any questions about this recall please contact David Wernek, Quality Assurance Specialist at 1-800-642-2244 ext. 1387. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your prompt response to this recall.

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2016-2017 Influenza Virus Vaccine Ordering Procedures

April 25, 2016

The Supply Chain Management Services (SCMS) has started taking orders for the 2016-2017 Influenza Virus Vaccine. All ordering activities are advised to consolidate their requirements for the 2016-2017 flu season and place their orders as soon as possible so we can better plan to meet customer needs.

INFLUENZA VIRUS QUADRIVALENT VACCINE 2016-2017

NSN

Product Description

U/I

Price

6505-00-000-8479

0.5 ml Luer-Lok Prefilled Syringes, 10sFluarix Quadrivalent ® Preservative free and Latex Free

Syringes

$172.52

6505-00-000-8480

Multiple Dose 5 ml Vial (10 doses)Flulaval Quadrivalent ®

Vial

$161.91

 

Safety needles recommended for use with the flu vaccine are:

  • 6515-00-000-0082 (23G X 1 in.), 50s Safety Glide
  • 6515-00-000-0081 (25G X 1 in.), 50s Safety Glide

The composition for the quadrivalent U.S. 2016-2017 influenza vaccine season contains the following:

  • A/California/7/2009 (H1N1)pdm09-like virus
  • A/Hong Kong/4801/2014 (H3N2)-like virus
  • B/Phuket/3073/2013-like virus (Yamagata Lineage)
  • B/Brisbane/60/2008-like virus (Victoria Lineage)

We request that requirements for this vaccine be submitted as a separate purchase order since orders will not be processed until stock is available. Additionally, no orders will be processed unless accompanied by the appropriate purchase information. Notification of any address change or hours of operation need to be confirmed before delivery. We encourage all customers to fax their orders to (410) 642-1392 or contact Customer Service at 1-800-642-0263 or 410-642-2244.

At this time, delivery to SCMS is expected to be within the last week of August. Please note, this delivery schedule is subject to change and is at the discretion of the manufacturer. We will advise our customers of any change in the delivery schedule, if any, when we are notified.

The manufacturer of the 2016-2017 Influenza Quadrivalent Virus Vaccine multi-dose vials Flulaval® and Pre-filled Syringes Fluarix® is GSK. Please note that Flulaval® multi-dose vial is for ages 3 years and older and contains a small amount of preservative. The Fluarix® is intended for 3 years and older and is preservative free and the stopper is latex free. Please notify us if you have patients younger than 3 years. that require vaccination.

Contact

If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact Annette Quinones at (410) 642-1386 or annette.quinones@psc.hhs.gov.

 

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