Large Recall of Commonly-Prescribed Generic Medicine

Generic prescription drugsMore than 60 generic drugs have been recalled, some of which include commonly-prescribed metoprolol succinate, hydromorphone HCl, amlodipine, benazepril, benzonate, hydrocodone, morphine, oxycodone, as well as more than two dozen prescription prenatal vitamins and iron supplements.

In its fourth recall in the last four months, ETHEX Corporation announced the latest recall, noting that the products “may have been manufactured under conditions that did not sufficiently comply with current Good Manufacturing Practices”.  Manufacturing defects included over-sized tablets that delivered higher-than-labeled doses, according to the FDA, and the  recall was done as a precaution. 

The FDA began investigating the company’s manufacturing and quality control practices late last year. KV companies have issued a total of eight recalls totaling more than 200 products since May 2008.

For a list of recalled products and specific advice to consumers who are taking these drugs, go to the FDA’s website:  “ETHEX Corporation Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall Of Prescription Prenatal and Iron Supplements To Wholesale Level” FDA Press Release, Feb 3, 2009

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