BETHESDA, MD 03 June 2011—Pharmaceutical repackager Aidapak Services LLC on Thursday announced a nationwide recall (PDF) of all the company`s products because of potential beta-lactam contamination in nonpenicillin drug products.
The company, which serves hospitals, medical clinics, and long-term-care facilities in the western United States, said customers should stop distributing the products immediately and quarantine them. To obtain a "returns packet" and instructions, customers should e-mail QA@aidapak.com or call the recall coordinator at 360-448-2090, extension 3, or 866-374-7665, extension 3.
The complete list (PDF) of products being recalled is 317 pages long, with each lot number on a separate line.
Aidapak repackages solid and liquid oral drug products and rectal suppositories into unit dose and unit-of-use packages. The labels bear the name Aidapak, the National Drug Code number of the product`s manufacturer, and a bar code.
The company, which is based in Vancouver, Washington, said it is completely cleaning and decontaminating its facilities.
When finished, the company said, two separate laboratories will test the facilities to ensure the absence of beta-lactam contaminants.