Do you ever think about the safety of fertility drugs most of us spend hundreds or thousands of dollars on? I'm not talking about the whole "ZOMG IVF = CANCER!" thing (which is still not proven either way), but the conditions under which they are compounded, mixed, etc. Honestly, I never did.
Then I saw this in the news:
"Village Fertility Pharmacy announced Sunday that it had recalled several compounded medications shipped over the past three months, after the contamination discovery. State health officials issued a cease and desist order on Feb. 20, prohibiting the company from making sterile compounded drugs, pending a state and federal investigation."
And then this a few days later:
"The Rhode Island Village Pharmacy at 1 Commerce St., and pharmacist Elise Varkonyi both received summary suspensions for violations that included mixing drugs without a proper ventilation hood, failure to monitor surfaces and the air for microorganisms and mislabeling drugs made in Massachusetts as having been made in Rhode Island."
This is where my PIO came from which was part of the recall. And now I wonder if we even had a chance with IVF #3 given all of this. A friend of mine who was undergoing her final donor egg IVF around the same time I was cycling also got her meds from these guys. She miscarried. Were we both doomed from that first shot? I'm so angry for every fellow infertile wondering those same things about now.