Shore Drug Compounding Firm Stays Shuttered, Contaminant Probe Continues
The closure of Tinton Falls-based Med Prep extends until at least April 5 while investigators trace the source of contaminants found in some of its products.
Company officials agreed today to extend the consent order that took effect March 15, after tainted intravenous bags of magnesium sulfate found in a Connecticut hospital were traced to the company.
New Jersey Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa says that no related illnesses have surfaced , and neither the original order nor the extension should be interpreted as an allegation or admission of wrongdoing.
However, all drug compounding remains suspended and the company's products are under recall.
Med Prep and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a recall of all magnesium sulfate IV products on March 16. The following day, it was expanded to include all Med Prep products. The full list can be seen here.