SAFETY ALERT: Second Warning for Franck's Compounds

The FDA has received additional reports of fungal endophthalmitis (eye infections) in patients who were given Brilliant Blue G (BBG) during eye surgery since the FDA Warning to Physicians was posted on March 19, 2012. The agency has also recently received reports of eye infections in patients who were given injections of drug products containing triamcinolone during eye surgery.

These drugs were supplied by Franck's Pharmacy in Ocala, FL. Brilliant Blue G is not an approved drug in the United States. Franck's has recalled all lots of BBG and one lot of triamcinolone acetonide PF.

Healthcare personnel are advised to stop use of all sterile triamcinolone-containing products purchased from Franck's until further notice.

For more information visit http://www.fda.gov/Safety/MedWatch/SafetyInformation/SafetyAlertsforHumanMedicalProducts/ucm301137.htm.