Drugs Recalled So Far This Year

Two of the most highly publicized drug recalls thus far in 2012 have involved birth control pills. Pfizer recalled one million packages of pills in January, and then Glenmark Generics recalled seven lots of pills in February. More than a dozen other pharmaceutical products have also been recalled so far this year, ranging from injectable drugs to over-the-counter medications. When a defective pharmaceutical product injures or kills patients, an experienced Sarasota injury attorney fights to get victims the compensation they need and deserve.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration reports the following drug recalls for 2012 [company issuing recall, date issued, product and reason for recall]:

  • Novartis Consumer Health, Jan. 8, certain Excedrin, NoDoz, Bufferin and Gas-X Prevention bottles due to the possibility of broken or chipped tablets and/or the presence of stray tablets, capsules or caplets from other Novartis products
  • Bedford Laboratories, Jan. 10, certain lots of Polymyxin B and Vecuronium Bromide injections due to visible glass particles in some of the vials
  • Perfect Image Solutions, Jan. 19, men’s and women’s hair regrowth products due to the FDA deeming them “unapproved new drugs” that could pose health hazards to consumers
  • Cephalon, Jan. 27, Treanda injections due to glass fragments in a vial
  • Johnson & Johnson, Jan. 27, one lot of Aveeno Baby Calming Comfort Lotion due to test results that indicated common bacteria specifications were exceeded in that particular lot
  • Pfizer, Jan. 31, 14 lots of Lo/Ovral-28 and 14 lots of generic Norgestrel and Ethinyl birth control tablets due to concerns that some blister packs may have had too many or too few active hormone pills or had pills that were out of sequence
  • Bedford Laboratories, Feb. 2, a single lot of Acetylcysteine Solution manufactured for Roxane Laboratories (update to recall issued Dec. 20, 2011)
  • North American Rescue, LLC, Feb. 6, the NAR Surgical Crichothyroidotomy Kit or Crickit due to potential contamination (final notice for recall originally issued May 5, 2011)
  • Wholistic Herbs, Feb. 9, all quantities of Koff & Kold spray and Kold Sore spray distributed from March 2009 through February 2012 due to issues with sterility
  • Regeneca, Feb. 10, a certain lot of RegenArouse due to the FDA confirming the presence of Tadalafil and deeming the product an “unapproved new drug” that could harm people also taking nitrates
  • Bedford Laboratories, Feb. 16, three lots of Cytarabine injections due to concerns about sterility
  • McNeil Consumer Healthcare, Feb. 17, seven lots of Infants’ Tylenol Oral Suspension 1 oz. Grape (approximately 547,000 bottles) due to reports of consumers experiencing difficulties with the dosing syringe
  • American Regent, Feb. 22, one lot of Phenylephrine HCl injections due to visible particles in sample vials
  • Glenmark Generics, Feb. 24, seven lots of Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol birth control tablets due to packaging issues that led to some blister packs being rotated 180 degrees
  • Regeneca, Feb. 24, all lots of RegenErect due to the presence of Tadalafil
  • Franck’s Compounding Lab, Mar. 9, Brilliant Blue G due to reports of patients experiencing fungal eye infections
  • Franck’s Compounding Lab, Mar. 31, one lot of triamcinolone acetonide due to a fungal issue
  • American Regent, Apr. 2, three lots of Cyanocobalamin injections due to cracks forming in the sides and bottoms of some vials
  • Hospira, Apr. 17, one lot of Morphine Sulfate injections due to a customer report of two syringes containing more than 1 mL
  • XROCK Industries, Apr. 19, certain supplemental products sold under the brand name X-ROCK due to undeclared active ingredients
  • American Regent, Apr. 24, one lot of Epinephrine injections due to discoloration and small visible particles in some ampules

If you or a loved one has experienced a serious adverse side effect while taking any drug — whether a recall has been issued for it or not — contact a qualified Sarasota injury lawyer today to learn about your legal rights.

Categories: Pharmacy Negligence