A recall of Propofol Injectable Emulsion, a drug used for anesthesia, has been initiated by Hospira. Some of the vials of the medication have been found to have particles embedded in the glass. The particles, if loosened into the solution, can pose a potential threat to patients receiving the medication. The recall has been initiated as a precaution move. An investigation is being conducted by Hospira into the issue, believed to have been caused by an error by their current supplier of glass vials. In total, three lots of the drug, distributed between September 2011 and February of this year, have been recalled.
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