Contact: DOH Communications
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH RESTRICTS PERMIT FOR VILLAGE FERTILITY
~Pharmacy restricted from shipping or dispensing in Florida~
TALLAHASSEE- On February 26, 2013 the Florida Department of Health executed a voluntary agreement to restrict practice with Village Fertility Pharmacy in Waltham, MA. The state of Massachusetts issued a Cease and Desist order and a notice of Quarantine against the pharmacy on February 20 after possible contamination of vials of progesterone, a hormone used to aid in fertility. Village Fertility is a sterile compounding pharmacy which also holds a non-resident pharmacy permit in Florida.
Black particulate matter was observed in 10 ml multi-use vials of the intramuscular progesterone oleate. Particulates have not been observed in other products manufactured by the company, however, the Massachusetts Board of Pharmacy has advised Village Fertility to recall all products based on the common production involved. Vials containing contaminant have been sent for testing to a Food and Drug Administration lab and after five days of culture there has been no growth of any biological material. Final results will be available March 7, 2013. There have been no reported adverse reactions to these products.Tweet