Medication Monitor

Generic Name (Trade Name—Company)
March 2, 2018

Compounded products

(No trade names—Cantrell Drug Co.)
FDA warns not to use compounded drugs from Cantrell Drug Co.

FDA is alerting health professionals and patients not to use drug products produced by Cantrell Drug Co. of Little Rock, AK, including opioid products and other drugs intended for sterile injection.

The agency is concerned about serious deficiencies in Cantrell’s compounding operations, including its processes to ensure quality and sterility that put patient safety at risk. Administration of contaminated or otherwise poor quality drug products can result in serious and life-threatening injury or death.

FDA has also sought legal action to prevent the company from further producing and distributing drugs and to require the company to recall all nonexpired drug products on the market. 

Health professionals should immediately check their medical supplies, quarantine any drug products from Cantrell Drug Co., and not administer them to patients. Examples of some of the drugs Cantrell has compounded include opioids and common antibiotics.