FDA: ETHEX Recalls Dextroamphetamine Sulfate 5mg Tablets

ETHEX Corporation has recalled three lots of dextroamphetamine sulfate 5mg tablets which may contain oversized pills and up to twice the dose of the drug. ETHEX discovered a small number of oversized tablets in lots that had not yet been distributed.  While there have been no reports of oversized tablets from consumers, Ethex is recalling three…  Read More

Jalapeno Pepper Genetic Match for Salmonella Strain

The FDA announced yesterday, July 21, 2008, that they have traced the Salmonella SaintPaul strain that has caused a widespread outbreak of gastrointestinal illness in nearly 1,300 identified people in 43 states.  A sample of jalapeno pepper found in a produce distribution center in McAllen, Texas, is a genetic match for the Salmonella SaintPaul responsible for…  Read More

Deaths from Salmonella Outbreak Continue to Rise

More than 810 cases of salmonella related to tomatoes have been reported to the FDA, according to the latest update on June 27th. Ninety-five people have been hospitalized.  Cases have been identified in 36 states and the District of Columbia.  While there have not been any confirmed deaths so far, there is one case of a…  Read More

FDA Warns of Online Cancer Fraud

The FDA has developed a message for consumers warning them of fraudulent online cancer cures. They are frequently offered as dietary supplements or natural treatments. Medicines and devices intended to treat cancer must gain FDA approval before they are marketed. The agency’s review process helps ensure that these products are safe and effective.  Without such approval,…  Read More

Ethex Recalls Additional Lots of Both 30 mg and 60 mg Morphine Tablets

Ethex Corporation has expanded their voluntary recall of morphine sulfate tablets to both 30 mg and 60 mg doses and additional lots of both doses.  We reported a previous recall of a single lot of 60 mg tablets on June 11, 2008.  There is a potential problem that some tablets may be oversized and may contain…  Read More

Ethex morphine tablets recalled

The FDA has announced a voluntary recall of a single lot of morphine sulfate 60 mg extended release tablets by Ethex Corporation. Lot No. 91762, distributed between April 16th and April 27th of 2008, contained at least one over-sized tablet that might contain up to twice the amount of morphine. While no reports of serious effects…  Read More