Have you heard the news? The United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) last month issued guidance on the pharmaceutical industry’s practice of over-filling single-dose vials. The official report is titled, “Allowable Excess Volume and Labeled Vial Fill Size in Injectable Drug and Biological Products.” Kudos to Indian media for the tip.
“Why would over-filling be a problem?” one might ask. Well…apparently because idiots are allowed to handle and administer vaccines, and they think it’s totally okay to take the leftovers and dump them together into one vial until there’s enough for another single dose.
And if you’re the inquisitive type, you’re now probably thinking that’s not a fantastic idea, but are curious as to why. I’m here to tell you.
The FDA actually has an overfill requirement. It’s intended to ensure the proper dosage by accounting for viscosity and the amount of product that sticks to the inside of the…
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