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Asheville compounding pharmacy recalls products

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ASHEVILLE, NC (AP) -- A compounding pharmacy in Asheville is recalling sterile products because of the possibility of contamination.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reported that Nature's Pharmacy and Compounding Center is voluntarily recalling sterile products produced over a six-month period.

The US Food and Drug Administration said the products being recalled include those in the form of an injectable drug or an eye drop. The agency said the recall comes because of concerns about the quality control procedures that could pose a potential risk about the sterility of the products.

Owner Bill Cheek says the recall involves around 300 prescriptions distributed from May 4 through Nov. 4.

The products include vitamin B12 shots, an eye drop for dogs and an injectable drug for erectile dysfunction.

The recall comes after a Nov. 4 inspection.

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