Later in September of 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a recall of many liquid pharmaceutical products because of possible bacterial contamination. The products made by PharmaTech LLC in Davie, Florida, included liquid stool softeners, liquid vitamin D drops, and liquid multivitamins marketed for infants and children.
Earlier, there was a discovery of Burkholderia cepacia bacteria in both Diocto Liquid and Diocto Syrup, which prompted the recall by 3 companies that label Pharma Tech products (Rugby Laboratories, Major Pharmaceuticals, and Leader Brands).
The bacterial species poses a significant threat to vulnerable patients, particularly young patients, such as infants and young children, who still have developing immune systems. The products were sent nationwide to different retailers, healthcare facilities, pharmacies, and sold online.
Signs of infection can range from having no symptoms at all to severe respiratory infections. Bacterial infections can also spread from person to person through direct contact and can be resistant to conventional antibiotics. If you’re using any of these products, stop using them immediately. If you have questions, contact Rugby Laboratories/Major Pharmaceuticals at (800) 645-2158 or Leader at (800) 200-6313.
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