Irinotecan Lots Recalled

APP Pharmaceuticals has voluntarily recalled five lots of irinotecan for injection. Some customers discovered small particles of foreign material in one lot of the irinotecan vials.  Further inspection found fungal microbes in the vials they sent back. It is unlikely that you as a patient would see the recalled vials or particles directly since irinotecan is…  Read More

Darvon Taken Off the Market

Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals has withdrawn Darvon®, Darvon-N®, and Darvocet® from the US market at the request of the FDA. Even in recommended doses, Darvon (propoxyphene) can cause changes in heart activity which can be seen on an electrocardiogram (ECG) adding to the risk of serious changes in heart rhythm. On November 19, 2010, The FDA recommended that…  Read More

More Leucovorin Woes

A September 2nd update from the FDA cites manufacturing delays at Bedford Laboratories and Teva Pharmaceuticals  for leucovorin shortages. Here at the Colorectal Cancer Coalition, we’re hearing from patients who are not receiving leucovorin during their chemotherapy because it just isn’t available. Bedford says that they will be releasing some 350 mg and 200 mg vials…  Read More

Four-Fold Increase In Salmonella Infections Traced to One Egg Producer

Check the eggs in your refrigerator! The FDA, collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control, the Department of Agriculture, and state health departments, have traced a nationwide spike in Salmonella Enteritidis (SE) infections to a single firm in Iowa. Eggs shipped from Wright County Egg of Galt, Iowa after May 16,2010 have been recalled. The CDA…  Read More

Miracle Mineral Solution Can Cause Serious Harm

The FDA has warned the public that Miracle Mineral Solution (MMS) makes  a dangerous, industrial strength bleach when mixed as directed and can cause serious health problems. High oral doses of this bleach, such as those recommended in the labeling, can cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and symptoms of severe dehydration. FDA recommends Consumers who have MMS…  Read More

Urgent Recall of Alfalfa Sprouts

The FDA has announced that Caldwell Foods is recalling raw alfalfa sprouts linked to an outbreak of salmonella in ten states. The sprouts are sold under the brand names Caldwell Fresh Foods in 4-oz plastic cups, 1-lb plastic bags, 2- and 5-lb plastic bags in cardboard boxes with a Caldwell Fresh Foods sticker Nature’s Choice in…  Read More