Recalls for Shire Pharmaceuticals

VPRIV (velaglucerase alfa for injection): Recall - Visible Particulate Matter
03/14/2014 Medical Recall

Risk of rare but serious adverse events associated with infusion containing particulates.

  • Company:
    Shire Pharmaceuticals
Shire Pharmaceuticals Initiates Voluntary Nationwide Recall of One Batch, Packaged into Three Lots, of VPRIVĀ® (velaglucerase alfa for injection)
03/14/2014 Food Recall

Shire Pharmaceuticals announced today the initiation of a voluntary recall in the United States of one batch, packaged into three lots, of VPRIV due to the presence of visible particulate matter, identified as stainless steel and barium sulfate. The particulate matter was found in a small number of vials in the three packaged lots of VPRIV.

  • Company:
    Shire Pharmaceuticals
  • Problem
    Presence of visible particulate matter, identified as stainless steel and barium sulfate