Drug Recalls

DEA reverses plan to ban potential opioid alternative kratom

DEA reverses plan to ban potential opioid alternative kratom

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After public opposition, the DEA has withdrawn its plan to classify the kratom plant as a schedule 1 substance.

FDA: Pfizer recalls certain lots of antidepressant

FDA: Pfizer recalls certain lots of antidepressant

Action taken after pharmacist found a heart drug among Effexor XR, FDA says.

Merck recalls cholesterol drug Liptruzet

Merck recalls cholesterol drug Liptruzet

Company issues recall due to defects in product packaging

Omontys recalled after reports of fatal reactions

Omontys recalled after reports of fatal reactions

All lots of the new anemia drug peginesatide have been recalled because of severe, sometimes fatal, hypersensitivity reactions.

Bacterial contamination prompts Zicam nasal decongestant recall

Bacterial contamination prompts Zicam nasal decongestant recall

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At least one lot of Zicam Extreme Congestion Relief nasal gel has tested positive for Burkholderia cepacia.

Excess acetominophen cited in expanded painkiller recall

Excess acetominophen cited in expanded painkiller recall

Qualitest's Hydrocodone Bitartrate and Acetaminophen Tablets, USP 10 mg/500 mg may contain tablets with a higher than labeled dose of acetaminophen.

Ranbaxy recalls generic Lipitor

Ranbaxy recalls generic Lipitor

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Drug manufacturer recalls 41 lots of atorvastatin calcium tablets due to potential contamination with small glass particles.

Bacteria confirmed in additional NECC products

Bacteria confirmed in additional NECC products

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Two additional recalled products from the New England Compounding Pharmacy -- the facility that produced the steroids responsible for the ongoing fungal meningitis outbreak -- have tested positive for bacterial contamination.

Deaths climb to 29, more recalls in meningitis outbreak

Deaths climb to 29, more recalls in meningitis outbreak

Ameridose, the sister company to the pharmacy that distributed tainted steriods responsible for the ongoing fungal meningitis outbreak, is recalling all of it's products.

Fungal meningitis death toll hits 20

Fungal meningitis death toll hits 20

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Health officials have confirmed the presence of the fungus Exserohilum rostratum in unopened recalled steroid vials from New England Compounding Pharmacy.

Growing fungal meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated meds

Growing fungal meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated meds

Methylprednisolone acetate from a New England compounding pharmacy is believed to be the source of a fungal meningitis outbreak that could affect people in 23 states.

Qualitest recalls hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen tablets

Qualitest recalls hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen tablets

Drug manufacturer Qualitest has issued a nationwide voluntary recall of one lot of hydrocodone bitartrate and acetaminophen 10mg/500mg tablets due to potentially over-sized tablets.

Dietary supplement contains unlabeled meds

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The FDA is warning against using Reumofan Plus, a Mexican product marketed as a "natural" dietary supplement for pain relief, because it may contain unlabeled, potentially harmful pharmaceuticals.

Expanded recall for Franck's Compounds

The FDA is notifying all physicians and healthcare organizations of the recall of all sterile products sold by Franck's Compounding Pharmacy since November 2011 due to the possibility of lack of sterility.

Hydromorphone HCl injection 1mg/mL recalled due to overdose risk

Prefilled glass cartridges of hydromorphone HCI injection 1 mg/mL manufactured by Hospira may contain more than the labeled 1 mL fill volume.

Franck's compounding triamcinolone acetonide recall

Franck's Compounding Pharmacy has recalled one additional lot of triamcinolone acetonide PF 80mg/mL.

Epinephrine injection recalled due to visible particulate matter

American Regent has issued a nationwide voluntary recall of epinephrine injection, 1:1000, 1mL ampules after concerns that visible particulates in some ampules could cause adverse events if administered intravenously.

Cyanocobalamin Injection 1,000 mcg/mL vials recalled

American Regent has issued a nationwide voluntary recall of three lots of Cyanocobalamin Injection 1,000mcg/mL (1mL vial), because cracks can form in them bottom and sides of some vials.

Injectable anticoagulant recalled

Eagle Pharmaceuticals has issued a voluntary recall of four lots of Argatroban Injection 50mg/50mL (1mg/1mL) due to a potential for visible particulates.

Generic oral contraceptives recalled due to packaging error

Generic oral contraceptives recalled due to packaging error

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Glenmark Generics Inc. has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of seven lots of the oral contraceptives norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol, after consumers reported that the tablets in some packages were in reverse order.

Phenylephrine HCl injection recalled

American Regent has issued a nationwide voluntary recall of Phenylephrine HCl Injection, USP, 1% (10mg/mL), 5mL vials.

Infants' Tylenol oral suspension recalled

McNeil Consumer Healthcare is voluntarily recalling seven lots of Infants' Tylenol Oral Suspension, 1oz Grape, distributed nationwide in the U.S.

Excedrin, NoDoz, other OTCs recalled: May contain wrong drugs

The drug-maker Novartis has issued a voluntary nationwide recall of the over-the-counter (OTC) products Exedrin, Bufferin, Gas-X Prevention and NoDoz, after concerns that these medications may contain "stray tablets, capsules or caplets" from other Novartis drugs.

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