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Press Release/Announcement

Hospira issues a voluntary nationwide recall for one lot of 0.5% Bupivacaine Hydrochloride Injection, USP and one lot of 1% Lidocaine HCl Injection, USP due to mislabeling.

MedWatch Safety Alert. Silver Spring, MD: US Food and Drug Administration; May 4. 2021.

Anesthesia medications can be high risk should dosing errors occur. This company announcement reports a recall of two lots of anesthetics that have been mislabeled to mitigate the potential for patient harm due to misinformation.