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Human Hair Found in IV Solution Prompts Hospira, Inc. (HSP) Recall


9/4/2013 7:44:57 AM

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Biopharmaceutical manufacturer Hospira has found itself in something of a hairy situation—literally. In a 30 August 2013 announcement, the company said it was voluntarily initiating a voluntary recall of one lot of Aminosyn, an amino acid solution administered intravenously, after a customer reported finding an "unknown foreign particle" in the injection port of the product. That "foreign particle," Hospira explained, was human hair—a decidedly non-sterile organic addition to an injectable product that requires high levels of sterility.

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