King Nut Peanut Butter Recalled Because of Salmonella

The Food and Drug Administration and the King Nut Companies have announced a recall of King Nut Peanut Butter after Salmonella was found in an open five pound tub of peanut butter.  King Nut is also recalling Parnell’s Pride peanut butter, which is manufactured by the same company that makes King Nut. King Nut Companies distribute…  Read More

Another Ethex recall: 2 Mg Hydromorphone

On December 23, 2008 Ethex Corporation recalled one lot of 2 mg hydromorphone tablets because it may contain oversized pills. Hydromorphone is used to manage pain.  Too high a dose could cause difficulty breathing, excessive sedation, or low blood pressure.  Patients taking hydromorphone who experience these adverse effects should contact their doctor immediately.  If the patient…  Read More

C.B. Fleet Recalls Its Over-the-Counter Phospho-soda Products

On December 11, 2008 the C.B. Fleet Company voluntarily recalled all their over-the-counter oral sodium phosphate products including Fleet Phospho-soda® and Fleet EZ-Prep™ Bowel Cleansing System. The recall follows the Food and Drug Administration safety alert on Thursday connecting oral sodium phosphate bowel cleansers to acute phosphate nephropathy.

Leucovorin Shortage Threatens Colorectal Cancer Treatment

The Food and Drug Administration is reporting shortages of leucovorin calcium, used to enhance the effectiveness of 5-FU (fluorouracil) in treating colorectal cancer.  The reason the FDA gives for the shortage is “Manufacturing Delays.” Leucovorin is supplied by Teva Pharmaceuticals and Bedford Laboratories, and the FDA directs consumers to contact them for more information. According to…  Read More

FDA Requires Black Box Warnings for Bowel Cleansers Visicol and OsmoPrep

On November 11, 2008 the Food and Drug Commission issued an alert about the safe use of bowel cleansing products that contain oral sodium phosphate. The FDA is requiring that the manufacturers of prescription Visicol® and OsmoPrep® put Black Box warnings on the labels for these products.  In addition, the FDA intends to change labeling for…  Read More

More ETHEX Generic Medicine Recalls

ETHEX Corporation has recalled more lots of generic medicines because some pills may be oversized.  In addition to previous recalls of morphine sulfate and dextroamphetamine, the new recall includes two cardiac drugs and additional lots and dosages of morphine and dextroamphetamine. There is a possibility that some tablets may be oversized and contain up to double…  Read More