FDA Issues Second Warning to Doctors on Brilliant Blue G

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) has received reports of eye infections in patients who were given Brilliant Blue G (BBG) or injections of drug products containing triamcinolone during eye surgery.

These drugs were supplied by Franck’s Pharmacy in Ocala, Florida. Brilliant Blue G is not an approved drug in the United States. Franck’s has recalled all lots of BBG and one lot of Triamcinolone Acetonide P.F
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has advised healthcare personnel to stop use of all sterile triamcinolone-containing products purchased from Franck’s until further information regarding the safety of these products is available.