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Multivitamin Recalled Due To Glass Particles

Pharmaceutical company Baxter has recalled a multivitamin powder after glass particles were found within the healthcare product.

The company is withdrawing one batch of its product Cernevit powder. The powder is turned into a solution, and used for injection or infusion in hospitals. The recall is presented as a precautionary measure. This follows two complaints where healthcare practitioners spotted glass particles in vials.

The U.K. regulatory for medicinal safety – the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) – indicated that based on an initial investigation the matter is ‘an isolated event.’

In a statement, the pharmaceutical manufacturer said:

“At Baxter, patient safety is our priority and we have therefore issued a voluntary recall on a specific lot of Cernevit. Customers are asked to review any product they may have in their inventory and remove this from use.”

The company went on to add:

“A full investigation is being undertaken by Baxter and the manufacturer of this product to establish the cause and identify any measures which may need to be put in place to avoid this happening in the future.”

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Tim Sandle

Dr. Tim Sandle is a chartered biologist and holds a first class honours degree in Applied Biology; a Masters degree in education; and has a doctorate from Keele University.