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RECENT DRUG RECALLS
November 18, 2014: Solgar, Inc., of Leonia, NJ, is voluntarily recalling ABC Dophilus® Powder. The recall was initiated, out of an abundance of caution, because the product was found to contain Rhizopus oryzae, which may cause Mucormycosis. This is a rare infection that may cause health problems to consumers, particularly pre-mature infants/infants, children, and those with weakened immune systems. Although, it may also occur (rarely) in people who are otherwise healthy. Susceptible consumers should consult with their physician or health care provider if they have used this product.
Solgar is notifying consumers and customers not to consume this product.
This product was distributed to: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CT, CO, FL, IA, IL, IN, MI, ME, MO, MA, NC, NE, NY, NJ, NV, OH, OK, PA, PR, UT, TN, TX, VT, KY, WI, WA, UK and Israel through pharmacy, retail stores, wholesale, internet, etc.
Description: Solgar ABC Dophilus® Powder NET Wt. 1.75 oz (50 g)
UPC Code: 0 33984 00010 0
Lot# 074024-01R1, 074024-01, 074024-02 Expiration Date 7/31/15
One complaint has been received to date.
Testing conducted by the Center for Disease Control revealed the presence of Rhizopus oryzae in 1.75 oz (50 g) containers of Solgar ABC Dophilus Powder.
The distribution of the product has been suspended while FDA and the company continue to investigate the source of the problem.
Risk factors for developing Mucormycosis include: uncontrolled diabetes; cancer; organ transplant; neutropenia (low white blood cells); skin trauma (cuts, scrapes, punctures, or burns). Susceptible consumers should consult with their physician or health care provider.
Consumers who have purchased Solgar ABC Dophilus® Powder are urged NOT to consume the product and should return it to the place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may contact the company at 888-534-6370, Monday-Friday, 9AM-7PM ET.
SEPTEMBER 6, 2013: McNeil Consumer Healthcare, the maker of MOTRIN INFANTS' DROPS announced a RECALL of the following product:
Concentrated MOTRIN® Infants' Drops, Original Berry Flavor, 1/2 fl. oz. bottles
National Drug Code (NDC): 50580-100-18
Lot codes: DCB3T01, DDB4R01, DDB4S01
UPC Code: 300450524157
Case UPC Code: 30300450524158
and has asked retailers to remove the product from shelves and told customers to immediately discontinue use.
For refund information you can contact the manufacturer at 1-877-414-7709 or fill out the online form at: https://www.infantsmotrinrecall.com/
MARCH 30, 2012: Prestige Brands, the manufacturer of PediaCare products has announced a voluntary recall of the following products due to possible bacterial contamination. Please contact Prestige Brands' Consumer Affairs Department at 1-888-474-3099 for affected lots and more information.
PEDIACARE INFANTS GAS RELIEF DROPS 1 Oz, CHERRY
MARCH 23, 2012: Prestige Brands, the manufacturer of PediaCare products has announced a voluntary recall of the following products due to possible dosing problems. Please contact Prestige Brands' Consumer Affairs Department at 1-888-474-3099 for more information.
PEDIACARE INFANTS GAS RELIEF DROPS 1 Oz, DYE-FREE
PEDIACARE INFANTS FEVER REDUCER/PAIN RELIEVER APAP DROPS 80MG/0.8MG:
CHERRY 1.0 FL OZ (NDC: 1483-2011-05)
JANUARY 17, 2012: McNeil Consumer Healthcare announces the voluntary nationwide recall of Infants' TYLENOL Oral Suspension, 1 oz. Grape Due to dosing system complaints. For more information on this recall, visit the Tylenol web site:
CHERRY FLAVOR - 0.5 FL OZ (NDC: 1483-2010-97)
GRAPE FLAVOR - 1.0 FL OZ (NDC: 81483-2010-96)
GRAPE FLAVOR - 0.5 FL OZ (NDC: 81483-2011-04)
DYE FREE CHERRY - 1.0 FL OZ (81483-2010-94)
JANUARY 11, 2012: Drug manufacturer NovartisConsumer Health (NCH) is: voluntarily recalling all lots of select bottle sizes of:
Excedrin products with expiry dates of December 20, 2014 or earlier.
NCH is taking this action as a precautionary measure, because the products may contain stray tablets, capsules, or caplets from other Novartis products, or contain broken or chipped tablets. As this is a voluntary recall at the consumer level, Novartis Consumer Health advises consumers who have purchased these recalled products to discontinue use and return them to Novartis Consumer Health for a full refund.
NoDoz Alertness Aid products with expiry dates of December 20, 2014 or earlier.
Bufferin products with expiry dates of December 20, 2013 or earlier.
Gas-X Prevention products with expiry dates of December 20, 2013 or earlier.
Consumers that have the product(s) being recalled should contact the Novartis Consumer Relationship Center at 1-888-477-2403 (available Monday-Saturday 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Eastern Time) for information on how to return the affected products and receive reimbursement.
NOVEMBER 2011: DRUG WITHDRAWN from the market: Drug manufacturer GlaxoSmithKline has withdrawn AVANDIA, AVANDAMET and AVANDARYL products from the market. If you or someone you know is taking any of these medications, please contact your physician IMMEDIATELY for further instructions.
DECEMBER 2010: ROLAIDS RECALL. MCNEIL CONSUMER HEALTHCARE ANNOUNCES THE VOLUNTARY RECALL OF ALL LOTS OF ROLAIDS EXTRA STRENGTH SOFTCHEWS, ROLAIDS EXTRA STRENGTH PLUS GAS SOFTCHEWS, AND ROLAIDS MULTI-SYMPTOM PLUS ANTI-GAS SOFTCHEWS SOLD IN THE UNITED STATES.
For detailed information, please go to the Rolaids web site: http://www.rolaids.com/page.jhtml?id=rolaids/include/recall_dec.inc
Please check to see if you have any of these products in your home, and if so, follow recall instructions from the ROLAIDS web site.
NOVEMBER 2010: JOHNSON & JOHNSON ANNOUNCES NEW PRODUCT RECALL:
This new product recall affects: Mylanta products. Visit their web site for detailed information and instructions at http://www.mylanta.com/news
NOVEMBER 2010: MCNEIL CONSUMER HEALTHCARE ANNOUNCES NEW PRODUCT RECALL:
This new product recall affects: Tylenol, Benadryl, Rolaids and Motrin products. Visit their web site for detailed information and instructions at http://www.mcneilproductrecall.com
JULY 8, 2010: MCNEIL CONSUMER HEALTHCARE announced a new VOLUNTARY RECALL of Tylenol products indicated for both children AND adult use. The products affected by this recall include:
BENADRYL ALLERGY ULTRATAB TABLETS
CHILDREN'S TYLENOL MELTAWAYS BUBBLEGUM
MOTRIN IB CAPLET
MOTRIN IB TABLET
TYLENOL Extra Strength EZ TABLET
TYLENOL Extra Strength COOL CAPLET
TYLENOL Extra Strength CAPLET
TYLENOL Day & Night Value Pack
TYLENOL Extra Strength RAPID RELEASE GELCAP
TYLENOL PM CAPLET
TYLENOL PM GELTAB
TYLENOL PM RAPID RELEASE GELCAP
For detailed information on the recall, including specific lot numbers and UPC codes of the items being recalled, visit the Tylenol web site at: http://www.tylenol.com/page2.jhtml?id=tylenol/news/subp_tylenol_recall_3.inc or call the McNeil recall hotline at 1-888-222-6036 Monday-Friday 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Eastern Time, and Saturday-Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern Time.