Naloxone Recall Does Not Impact West Virginia

  • Source: HuntingtonNews.Net
  • Published: 06/05/2018 01:04 PM

A recall of the opioid overdose antidote Naloxone does not effect the batches distributed in or near Huntington, Fire Chief Jan Rader, who is also a member of the Mayor's Office of Drug Policy, confirmed to HNN this afternoon. Elizabeth Adkins speaking on behalf of the Cabell County Health Department explained, referring to a WV DHHR statement, that "we are using a different brand." The release stated: "DHHR is using a different brand of naloxone, Amphastar, which is not included in the FDA’s recall of the brand Hospira." The manufacturer, Hospira and the US Food and Drug Administration said Monday, there is a possibility for . "loose particulate matter on the syringe plunger" which could result in a range of adverse events.


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