Hospira Woes Continue As Glass Contamination Spurs Recall

Law360, New York (October 3, 2013, 4:58 PM EDT) -- Beleaguered drugmaker Hospira Inc. on Tuesday said it's recalling three lots of injectable drugs because the vials contain glass strands that could dislodge and harm patients, the latest addition to a laundry list of recent manufacturing problems for the pharmaceutical giant.

In a statement, Hospira blamed a supplier for defects that it said might cause minor injuries, such as vein inflammation, if glass particulates were to detach from the inner walls of vials and be injected into a patient. It's also possible that the fragments could cause organ damage by blocking blood flow in vulnerable individuals, such as children, the elderly...

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