DRUG ALERT : Ethex Corporation Recalls Overdosed Propafenone Tablets

As first reported on November 11th, there has been a Propafenone recall by the ETHEX Corporation because the pills may have been oversized, which could result in overdose of the drug Propafenone. Three different strengths were recalled, all of them Propafenone HCI tablets made by the ETHEX Corporation. They were 150mg, 225mg and 300mg pills from any of the following lots with expiration dates ranging from 6/2009 to 3/2011. Below are the recalled lot numbers: 150 mg - 73761, 78184, 79373, 81240, 81241, 81242, 83470, 84357, 90525, 90526 225 mg - 71720, 74831, 76014-15, 81243-45, 89731, 90527-29, 90657 300mg - 72834, 76016-18, 81246, 89092, … [Read more...]

Drug Recall: Morphine Sulfate 60 Mg Extended Release Tablets

The FDA has issued a recall today for morphine sulfate tablets because a certain batch was found to contain double the dosage as found in a single pill.  The warning from the FDA is as follows: ETHEX Corporation notified health care professionals of a voluntary recall of a single lot of morphine sulfate 60 mg extended release tablets (Lot No. 91762) due to a report of a tablet with twice the appropriate thickness. Oversized tablets may contain as much as two times the labeled level of active morphine sulfate. The lot was distributed by ETHEX Corporation under an "ETHEX" label between April 16th and April 27th of 2008. Opioids such as … [Read more...]

The Latest Heparin News: Hillary Speaks Out On Dangerous Chinese Imports

After learning that Heparin from China has been contaiminated with a cheap man made chemical substitute (which has now been linked to 62 deaths and a whole host of other illnesses) Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton has issued the following press release on her website: "When it comes to the threat of unsafe drugs from China, the Bush administration is sitting on its hands and rolling the dice with our safety. Heparin is the latest example. Americans have a right to know that their government is taking their health and safety seriously. With news accounts of a potentially tainted Chinese supply of the blood-thinning drug, heparin, and … [Read more...]