Propofol recall....

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from fda drug watch:

teva pharmaceuticals usa issues a voluntary user-level nationwide recall of propofol injectable emulsion

for immediate release - july 16, 2009 - teva pharmaceuticals usa is initiating a voluntary recall of propofol injectable emulsion 10 mg/ml 100 ml vials, lot numbers 31305429b and 31305430b. the product lots identified are being recalled due to the presence of elevated endotoxin levels in some vials within these lot numbers.

teva has been notified of 41 propofol-treated patients who experienced post-operative fever, chills and other flu-like symptoms. based on available information it appears that all febrile or flu-like reactions were self-limiting with spontaneous resolution.

adverse health effects, such as fever, chills, or rigors, are possible with exposure to product with elevated levels of endotoxins. serious adverse effects, such as disseminated intravascular coagulopathy, acute respiratory distress syndrome, shock, and death, are possible with exposure to product with high endotoxin levels...

ktwlpn, LPN

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Specializes in LTC,Hospice/palliative care,acute care.
hmmm-i'm curiuos to find out if the lot numbers of this drug that are connected with michael jackson's death

are part of this recall

RedCell

436 Posts

Specializes in CRNA.

Don't worry about it. The majority of those vials were a part of Michael Jackson's personal stash.

Sehille4774

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Sorry..but that seems like too much of a coincidence that this occured in the same time as Michael Jackson's death! I mean yes, certain LOT numbers were recalled....but how could they test and be sure that other lot numbers were not contaminated too?? I hope the investigators test his stash for presence of the bacteria. Regardless..they should be able to identify if he was having any kind of reaction to contaminated Diprivan. BUT considering many big people (now potentially a pharmaceutical company) are involved in all this...I wonder how much of the truth will come out or will it be a cover up. I would just like to know the truth!

RedCell

436 Posts

Specializes in CRNA.
Sorry..but that seems like too much of a coincidence that this occured in the same time as Michael Jackson's death! I mean yes, certain LOT numbers were recalled....but how could they test and be sure that other lot numbers were not contaminated too?? I hope the investigators test his stash for presence of the bacteria. Regardless..they should be able to identify if he was having any kind of reaction to contaminated Diprivan. BUT considering many big people (now potentially a pharmaceutical company) are involved in all this...I wonder how much of the truth will come out or will it be a cover up. I would just like to know the truth!

Here is the truth. It would not have made a difference if Teva Pharmaceuticals were injecting Yersinia pestis directly into MJ's personal stash....the dude still would have died. Bottom line he was a DRUG ADDICT.

Second, and probably most important, some random sucker of a practitioner was administering a propofol infusion to the Drug Addict at HOME that did not have the proper training to be giving the anesthetic in the first place.

So, you take on a patient (client for those of you in nursing school today) abusing multiple narcotics and other goodies. You choose to administer a medication that clearly states only those trained in general anesthesia should administer. For the coup de grace, you give it in that person's home. That combination is a guaranteed ticket for moonwalking with Jesus.

The truth is that MJ made some bad choices and along the way got someone hard up for some easy money to provide the lethal injection. I would imagine that the physician probably fell asleep after starting the infusion and woke up to a cold corpse lying next to him.The guy did have some dance moves though!

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