Safety Alerts and Recalls

Safety Alerts & Recalls

DEA Makes Official Change for Hydrocodone Combination Products

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) announced it will publish the Final Rule moving hydrocodone combination products (HCPs) from Schedule III to Schedule II tomorrow in the Federal Register.

Potential Allergen in Gluten-Free Foods, Warns FDA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an alert regarding an ingredient commonly found in gluten-free products that may cause anaphylaxis in patients with a legume allergy.

Beware of Ebola Supplements Sold Online, Warns FDA

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning consumers not to purchase or use products sold online claiming to prevent or treat the Ebola virus.

Steel, Fiber, PVC ID'd in Dianeal Dialysis Solution

Baxter announced a voluntary recall of 2 lots of Dianeal Low Calcium (2.5mEq/L) Peritoneal Dialysis Solution with 2.5% Dextrose 5000mL (Ambu-Flex II).

Two Hidden Ingredients Found in Sex Enhancement Supplements

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers to not buy or use Arize and Herbal Vigor Quick Fix, products marketed for sexual enhancement.

DMAA Found in Lots of RegenESlim Capsules

Regeneca announced a voluntary nationwide recall of its RegenESlim appetite control dietary supplement.

Potential Glass Particulate in Cubicin Vials

Cubist announced a voluntary recall of certain lots of Cubicin (daptomycin for injection) to the user level due to potential presence of glass particulate matter in vials.

Discolored Lidocaine Solution Prompts Recall

Hospira announced a voluntary recall of one lot of Lidocaine HCl Injection, 2% due to a report of discolored solution with visible particles.

GE Healthcare Issues Class I Recall for CO2 Detectors

GE Healthcare announced a Class I recall of Single-Width Airway Modules (E-MiniC), and Accessories and Extension Modules (N-FC, N-FCREC).

Unique Issues Voluntary Recall of Non-Expired Drugs

The FDA is alerting healthcare professionals and consumers of a voluntary recall of all non-expired drug products for sterile use by Unique Pharmaceuticals, as they may be contaminated.