CDC Patient Safety Notice: Updated Product Recall Information

CDC is alerting clinicians about updated product recall information regarding drug and dietary supplements manufactured by PharmaTech. The previous recall of Diocto Liquid and Diocto Syrup has been expanded to include all liquid drug products and dietary supplements manufactured by PharmaTech and distributed by Rugby, Leader Brand and Major Pharmaceuticals.  The recall is due to risk of product contamination with Burkholderia cepacia and the potential for human infection.

The product recall notice and list of products can be found here:  Recall of all Liquid Products Manufactured by Pharmatech LLC and Distributed by Leader Brand, Major Pharmaceuticals, and Rugby Laboratories.

FDA Press Release August 11, 2017: FDA warns of potential contamination in multiple brands of drugs, dietary supplements

FDA Alert August 8, 2017: FDA updates on 2017 Burkholderia cepacia contamination

 

Additional resources:

FDA: MedWatch Safety Alert

CDC: Information about the 2016 docusate-related outbreak: https://www.cdc.gov/hai/outbreaks/b-cepacia/index.html

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