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Colistimethate for Injection and Rifampin for Injection single-dose vials Voluntary Recall


On February 25, 2015, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a notice regarding a voluntary recall of Colistimethate for Injection and Rifampin for Injection single-dose vials. This recall was issued because of manufacturing practices that could affect product sterility.

This may represent a potential health hazard or safety risk to plan members who may be using product affected by this recall.

A complete list of the affected products and lot numbers is provided here:

To see if you have affected product, please check the lot number which is located on the right side of the vial label by the barcode. If your product is not from one of these affected lots, it is not affected by this recall. If your product is from one of these affected lots, please return it to the pharmacy that filled your prescription.

You should not continue to use product that is affected by this recall. Please call your doctor right away for advice if you may be using affected product. Your doctor is familiar with your medical history and can suggest the best treatment option for you. If you need a prescription for a different medicine, please call your doctor.

CVS/caremark Response: If you are currently using Colistimethate for Injection and Rifampin for Injection single-dose vials, please call a Customer Care representative toll-free at 1-866-823-5184. We will give you more information and help with arrangements for the return and replacement of any affected product.

For more information, please call the Heritage Pharmaceuticals customer call center toll-free at 1‑866-901-1230, Monday through Friday between 9am to 5pm (ET). You may also call the FDA consumer inquiry line toll-free at 1‑888‑INFO-FDA (1‑888-463-6332) or visit their web site at

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