Naloxone Drugmaker Pulls Doses From The Shelves

Jun 6, 2018

The maker of anti-overdose drug Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is recalling deliveries of the medicine.


Naloxone maker Hospira announced it’s pulling some single use sterile cartridges over concerns about loose particulate matter on the syringe plungers. . While no problems have so far been reported, the company says patients could experience local irritation, allergic reactions, and other adverse events if they use the affected units.

Naloxone is sold for IV, intramuscular, and subcutaneous use.

According to CNN, the deliveries in question were sent to wholesalers, distributors, and hospitals in the United States, including Puerto Rico and Guam.

Availability of Naloxone has expanded in Kentucky as authorities work to combat the growing opioid abuse epidemic.