Recent Drug Recalls

So far this year, drug recalls have been issued for over a dozen different products. Pfizer’s recall of one million packets of birth control pills and Glenmark Generics’ recall of seven lots of birth control pills are perhaps two of the most notable. Each year in the United States, manufacturers either voluntarily or by order of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recall dozens of dangerous and defective products. Unfortunately, drug recalls often come after patients have already suffered serious injuries or death because of a defective product. Consumers harmed by dangerous and defective drugs may be entitled to financial compensation from the manufacturer, and an experienced Orlando injury attorney can help them get it.

Drug Recalls in 2012

Below is a list of drug recalls the FDA reports as issued so far this year:

  • Jan. 10: Bedford Laboratories recalled certain lots of Polymyxin B and Vecuronium Bromide injections after visible glass particles were discovered in some of the vials
  • Jan. 19: Perfect Image Solutions recalled men’s and women’s hair regrowth products after the FDA deemed them “unapproved new drugs” that potentially present health hazards to consumers
  • Jan. 27: Cephalon recalled Treanda injections after glass fragments were found in a vial
  • Jan. 27: Johnson & Johnson recalled one lot of Aveeno Baby Calming Comfort Lotion after a test indicated common bacteria specifications were exceeded in that lot
  • Jan. 28: Novartis Consumer Health recalled certain Excedrin, NoDoz, Bufferin and Gas-X Prevention bottles due to the possibility of stray tablets, capsules or caplets from other Novartis products and/or broken or chipped tablets
  • Jan. 31: Pfizer recalled 14 lots of Lo/Ovral-28 and 14 lots of generic Norgestrel and Ethinyl tablets over concerns that some birth control blister packs may have had too many or too few active hormone tablets or contained pills that were out of sequence
  • Feb. 9: Wholistic Herbs recalled all quantities of Koff & Kold spray and Kold Sore spray distributed from March 2009 through February 2012 due to sterility issues
  • Feb. 10: Regeneca recalled RegenArouse after the FDA confirmed the presence of Tadalafil and deemed the product an “unapproved new drug” that could pose a serious risk to people also taking nitrates
  • Feb. 16: Bedford Laboratories recalled three lots of Cytarabine injections due to concerns about sterility assurance
  • Feb. 17: McNeil Consumer Healthcare recalled seven lots (approximately 547,000 bottles) of Infants’ Tylenol Oral Suspension 1 oz. Grape after receiving reports of consumers having difficulty using the dosing syringe
  • Feb. 22: American Regent recalled one lot of Phenylephrine HCl injections after visible particles were found in sample vials
  • Feb. 24: Glenmark Generics recalled seven lots of Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol tablets due to packaging issues that caused some blister packs to be rotated 180 degrees, thus reversing the order of the birth control pills
  • Feb. 24: Regeneca recalled all lots of RegenErect after the presence of Tadalafil was confirmed and the product was deemed an “approved new drug” that could pose a serious risk to people also taking nitrates
  • Mar. 9: Brilliant Blue G compounded at Franck’s Lab was recalled due to reports of patients experiencing fungal eye infections
  • Apr. 2: American Regent recalled three lots of Cyanocobalamin injections because cracks can form in the sides and bottoms of some vials

If you or a loved one suffered harm because of any defective product — recalled or not — contact a qualified Orlando injury lawyer today to learn about your legal rights.