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State Investigating New Jersey Based Pharmacy

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File photo of a doctor. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

File photo of a doctor. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The Connecticut Department of Consumer Protection and the Department of Public Health are both investigating a New Jersey based compound pharmacy. This comes after officials learned that a Connecticut hospital received some bags of intravenous solution that appeared cloudy with visible floating particles, which may have been contaminated. Med Prep Consulting, Inc. operates the pharmacy Med Prep IV Compounding Pharmacy of Tinton Falls, New Jersey.

The New Jersey State Board of Pharmacy announced that the company has temporarily halted all pharmacy operations following a voluntary recall of bags of magnesium sulfate intravenous solution.

State officials say they have alerted all acute care hospitals in the state of the possible contamination, and have requested that they isolate any Med Prep medication while the investigation continues.

State officials are also working with hospital officials to make sure any patients who may have received the contaminated products are informed and monitored.

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