Safety Alerts and Recalls

Safety Alerts & Recalls

FDA: Antiemetic Shortage Announced

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Emend (aprepitant; Merck) is currently in shortage.

FDA: Derm Dilemma with Daytrana

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning that the use of Daytrana patch (methylphenidate transdermal system; Noven) may result in permanent loss of skin color.

Black Box Warning for Potiga Reviewed Again by FDA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has determined that the Boxed Warning for Potiga (ezogabine; GlaxoSmithKline) is adequate to manage the potential risks of vision loss due to pigment changes in the retina and skin discoloration.

Mylan Expands Recall of Multiple Injectable Products

Mylan announced that it is expanding a voluntary recall of multiple injectable products to the hospital/user level due to the presence of visible foreign particulate matter.

NSAID, Antihistamine Discovered in Joint Pain Supplement

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warning consumers to not buy or use GC Natural's Pyrola Advanced Joint Formula, an herbal supplement marketed for joint pain.

Weight Loss Supplement Recalled Due to Multiple Hidden Ingredients

The Food and Drug Administation (FDA) announced that SmartLip360 is voluntarily recalling 122 lots of Smart Lipo capsules, a dietary supplement promoted for weight loss, due to the presence of undeclared ingredients.

Cholesterol Combo Drug Discontinued

Merck has reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) that all Liptruzet (ezetimibe/atorvastatin) tablets have been discontinued.

Quinolone Antibiotic Currently in Shortage

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that Factive (gemifloxacin mesylate; LG Life Sciences) is currently in shortage.

Dosing Errors with Antibiotic Prompt FDA Warning

The FDA is warning healthcare providers about the risk for dosing errors with Zerbaxa (ceftolozane and tazobactam; Cubist) due to confusion of the strength displayed on the vial and carton labeling.

FDA Website to Curb Drug Purchasing from Unlicensed Distributors

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning to healthcare providers on the purchasing of counterfeit, unapproved, or otherwise unsafe prescription drugs from unauthorized or unlicensed distributors.