Safety Alerts and Recalls – MPR
Recall: Small Amounts of Asbestos Identified in Baby Powder
Fri, 18 Oct 2019 19:07:42 +0000

Johnson & Johnson Consumer announced the voluntary recall of Lot #22318RB of Johnson’s Baby Powder due to the presence of sub-trace levels of chrysotile asbestos contamination.

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FDA: Stop Using Vaping Products Containing THC
Mon, 07 Oct 2019 14:01:41 +0000

An updated alert from the Food and Drug Administration is warning consumers to stop using e-cigarettes or vapes.

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CVS Suspends Sale of Zantac, OTC Generic as More Ranitidine Recalls Announced
Tue, 01 Oct 2019 16:22:39 +0000

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting healthcare professionals and patients of a voluntary recall of over-the-counter (OTC) ranitidine tablets 75mg and 150mg (all pack sizes and formats) manufactured by Apotex Corp. and labeled by Walgreens, Walmart, and Rite-Aid due to the presence of the probable human carcinogen, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), at low levels. Additionally,…

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Ranitidine Recall Issued Following Discovery of NDMA
Tue, 24 Sep 2019 18:16:03 +0000

At this time, the Company has not received any adverse event reports related to use of the recalled product.

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Maker Halts Distribution of Generic Zantac Due to Possible Carcinogen
Fri, 20 Sep 2019 12:15:10 +0000

Preliminary tests revealed low levels of the nitrosamine impurity NDMA in some ranitidine products

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FDA: Nitrosamine Impurity Identified in Commonly Used Acid Suppressant
Fri, 13 Sep 2019 17:35:05 +0000

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), a nitrosamine impurity, N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA), has been identified in some samples of ranitidine. NDMA was one of several nitrosamine impurities implicated in the massive recall of angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARBs) since last year.  NDMA is classified as a probable human carcinogen; the impurity was identified following…

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Recall of All Doses of Parathyroid Hormone Natpara Issued
Fri, 06 Sep 2019 16:47:54 +0000

Takeda announced a voluntary recall of all doses of Natpara (parathyroid hormone) injection (25mcg, 50mcg, 75mcg, 100mcg) due to the possible presence of small rubber particulates in the Natpara cartridge originating from the rubber septum. Takeda is notifying healthcare professionals, patients, and specialty pharmacies regarding the recall. Natpara is supplied as a multiple-dose, dual-chamber glass…

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Cancer Risk From Recalled ARBs “Likely Much Lower” Than Initially Estimated, Says FDA
Tue, 03 Sep 2019 16:51:08 +0000

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is taking necessary actions, including regulatory and advisory actions, to prevent the presence of nitrosamine impurities in angiotensin II receptor blockers (ARB) following recent recalls that have raised concerns among patients, the medical community, the FDA and international regulatory bodies. In a press statement, the FDA clarified that the…

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CDC Issues Warning About Cases of Severe Pulmonary Disease Linked to E-Cigarette Use
Tue, 03 Sep 2019 15:23:20 +0000

The use of e-cigarette products has been associated with several cases of severe pulmonary disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In an official health advisory, the CDC stated that 215 possible cases have been reported across 25 states, with additional suspected cases still under investigation. One death has also been…

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Losartan, Ezetimibe Recall Initiated Due to Bottles Not Being Child Resistant
Fri, 30 Aug 2019 16:30:18 +0000

Sandoz announced a voluntary recall of certain lots of Losartan Potassium and Ezetimibe prescription bottles due to not meeting federal standards for child-resistant packaging as required by the Poison Prevention Packaging Act.

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