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2017 & 2018 Drug Recalls: Consumer Safety Hazards

Cincinnati Recall Lawyer: Recent Drug Recalls Initiated by the FDA Due to Pharmaceutical Defects—2017 & 2018


Every year, hundreds of new drugs and supplements are put to market with approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). However, some companies fail to properly test these products before they are prescribed by doctors and consumed by patients. Some dangerous drugs end up causing serious side effects and complications that drug companies may or may not have known about, leading to warnings and product recalls. In either case, consumers are injured and pharmaceutical companies are liable for subsequent damages and injury.

So far in 2018, FDA drug recalls include the following:

  • Apace Packaging LLC—AVpak Acyclovir Tablet—Product mix-up
  • Kareway Products Inc.—Gericare Sterile Eye Irrigation Solution—Potential microbial contamination compromises sterility
  • Primus Pharmaceuticals, Inc.—Limbrel—Potential serious side effects
  • Baxter International Inc.—Nexterone—Presence of particulate matter
  • AuroMedics Pharma LLC—Levofloxacin 5% Dextrose Injection—Particulate Matter

FDA drug recalls in 2017 include the following drugs:

  • Mylan—EpiPen (epinephrine injection, USP) and EpiPen Jr® (epinephrine injection, USP) Auto-Injectors fail to activate
  • Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc.—Alprostadil for injection recalled
  • PharMEDium Services LLC—Lack of sterility assurance in various compounded drug products
  • International Laboratories—Clopidogrel Tablets recalled for mislabeling
  • AuroMedics Pharma— Pantoprazole Sodium, Ampicillin and Sulbactam for Injection USP have presence of glass particles
  • AuroMedics Pharma—Linezolid Injection found with particulate contamination (mold)
  • Simple Diagnostics—Pharmacist Choice Alcohol Prep Pads recalled for lack of sterility assurance
  • Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd.—Riomet® (Metformin Hydrochloride Oral Solution) found with microbial contamination (Scopulariopsis brevicaulis)
  • Greenstone LLC—Pfizer Inc. –Diphenoxylate hydrochloride and atropine sulfate tablets recalled for sub-potency and super potent tablets
  • Baxter International Inc.—Nexterone Amiodarone HCl found with particulate matter contamination
  • Baxter International Inc.—INTRALIPID 20% IV Fat Emulsion, 100 mL recalled after product exposed to subfreezing temperatures
  • Fresenius Kabi USA—Midazolam Injection, USP prefilled syringe recalled for mislabeled packaging
  • Ridge Properties DBA Pain Relief Naturally—Pain and itch relief products violate current good manufacturing practice regulations
  • SCA Pharmaceuticals LLC—Injectable drugs recalled for lack of Sterility Assurance
  • Genentech—Activase® (alteplase) 100mg vials recalled for lack of sterility assurance
  • PharMEDium Services—Oxytocin recalled for sub-potency
  • Hospira, Inc.—HYDROmorphone, Levophed recalled for lack of Sterility Assurance
  • Hospira, Inc.—Vancomycin Hydrochloride for Injection contaminated with particulate matter
  • Mid Valley Pharmaceutical—Allergy, cough medicine contaminated with Burkholderia cepacia
  • Lucky Mart Inc.—Anti-Itch Lotion contains dexamethasone instead of hydrocortisone
  • Centurion Labs—Ninjacof and Ninjacof A potentially contaminated with Burkholderia cepacia
  • Bella Pharmaceuticals, Inc.—All lots of unexpired sterile drug products recalled due to lack of sterility assurance
  • Vital Rx, Inc. Atlantic Pharmacy—All compounded injectable prescription medications recalled due to lack of sterility assurance
  • Amneal Pharmaceuticals—Lorazepam Oral Concentrate recalled for misprinted dosing droppers
  • International Laboratories, LLC—Pravastatin Sodium Tablets mislabeled
  • Rugby® Laboratories—Diocto Liquid and Diocto Syrup potentially contaminated with Burkholderia cepacia
  • ICU Medical, Inc.—Sodium Chloride Injection recalled for contamination
  • Apace Packaging LLC –Cyclobenzaprine HCl Tablet may contain Amantadine HCL Capsules
  • Cantrell Drug Company—all unexpired sterile drug syringes and IV bags recalled for lack of sterility assurance
  • Hardcore Formulations—Ultra-Sten and D-Zine called dietary supplements with the presence of anabolic steroids
  • Fagron Sterile Services—Recalled Succinylcholine Chloride 20mg/mL
  • Advanced Pharma—Recalled Potassium Phosphate and Succinylcholine Chloride
  • Advanced Pharma—Nitroglycerin products recalled due to sub-potency
  • Advanced Pharma—All unexpired sterile injectable products labeled “latex free” may contain synthetic latex and/or natural latex
  • Bristol-Myers Squibb—Eliquis (apixaban) recalled for drug mix-up
  • Alvogen—Clindamycin Injection USP recalled for lack of sterility assurance
  • Hospira Inc. (Pfizer)—Sodium Bicarbonate Injection, QUELICINTM (Succinylcholine Chloride Injection, USP) and Potassium Phosphates Injection recalled for lack of Sterility Assurance
  • Teva Pharmaceuticals USA—Paliperidone Extended-Release Tablets potentially mislabeled
  • Phillips Company—Tetracycline-ABC, Tetrastem, Diabecline and other topical products recalled for concerns over manufacturing practices
  • AstraZeneca—professional (physician) sample BRILINTA (ticagrelor) 90mg tablets container contained another medicine called ZURAMPIC
  • Truxton Incorporated—Recalled Amitriptyline HCL Tablets and Phenobarbital Tablets for labeling mix-up
  • GEC—Laxoplex, marketed as a dietary supplement found with presence of anabolic steroids
  • Hospira, Inc.—25% Dextrose Injection, USP (Infant) found contaminated with human hair
  • Isomeric Pharmacy Solutions—multiple compounded sterile products recalled over concerns of lack of sterility assurance

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to a defective pharmaceutical product, want more information regarding ongoing drug recalls, or have questions about the legal remedies available to improve quality of life and medical care in Ohio, contact The Lyon Firm (800) 513-2403. You will speak directly with Mr. Lyon, and he will help you answer these critical questions.

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