America’s Unsafe Drugs and Medical Products

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Heartburn Reliever Recalled
> Issue date: October 23, 2019
> Type of alert: Recall

Perrigo is voluntarily recalling all its ranitidine over-the-counter products sold in the United States. The products may be contaminated with a carcinogen known as NDMA.

Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories is voluntarily recalling all Dr. Reddy’s ranitidine over-the-counter products sold in the United States. The products may be contaminated with a carcinogen known as NDMA.

Sanofi is voluntarily recalling all Zantac (ranitidine) over-the-counter tablets sold in the United States. The products may be contaminated with a carcinogen known as NDMA.

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Dietary Supplement for Male Sexual Enhancement Recalled
> Issue date: October 22, 2019
> Type of alert: Recall

GL Holdings is voluntarily recalling six lots of its Green Lumber 2-, 4- and 10-capsule packets that may be tainted with tadalafil, a prescription-only product that may be a risk to consumers who also take medications containing nitrates.

Fitoterapia USA is voluntarily recalling 19,000 bottles of its Macho Artificial Passion Fruit Flavored Vitamin C Liquid Supplement. The FDA found the product to be tainted with tadalafil, an FDA-approved prescription drug used to treat male erectile dysfunction. The presence of tadalafil in Macho is unapproved for safety and efficacy and is subject to recall.

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Baby Powder Recalled
> Issue date: October 18, 2019
> Type of alert: Recall

Johnson & Johnson voluntarily recalled a single lot of its Johnson’s Baby Powder in response to an FDA Test indicating that sub-trace levels of chrysotile asbestos (no more than 0.00002%) were found in a single bottle purchased from an online retailer.

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Improperly Printed Product Information
> Issue date: October 16, 2019
> Type of alert: Product information

CSL Behring alerted customers to misprinted information on its folding box of Humate-P. The expiration date may not be printed in the proper location. See the MedWatch alert for photos of the incorrect and correct labeling.

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Certain Injectable Products May Not Be Sterile
> Issue date: October 15, 2019
> Type of alert: Recall

Viatrexx Bio is voluntarily recalling 10 mL sterile injectable units of several products. The company cannot guarantee that the products are sterile.