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Hepatitis B vaccine recalled due to sterility issues

Vials of the hepatitis B vaccine RECOMBIVAX HB are being recalled by the manufacturer because a limited number of the vials in the lot may crack, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced. If a crack occurs, the integrity of the vial and the sterility of any product remaining in the vial could not be assured. Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp., a subsidiary of Merck & Co., issued the recall for Lot Number J001183 of RECOMBIVAX HB (Recombinant) Adult Formulation. The product was distributed only in the United States between March 12, 2013, and May 2, 2013. The company says ... Read More

Merck vaccines contaminated with charred bits of shrink wrap

Charred bits of plastic shrink wrap have been found in vials of vaccines manufactured by Merck & Co, adding to mounting quality control concerns at the company’s West Point facility in Philadelphia. The contaminated shots include those that protect against the human papillomavirus (Gardasil), shingles (Zostavax), measles/mumps rebella (MMR II), pneumococcal disease (Pneumovax), and chicken pox (Varivax). An April 2011 report by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Department of Health and Human Services found 12 reports of charred shrink wrap particles found in licensed biological products, eight of which came from consumer complaints and four from a retention sample ... Read More