The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued an advisory and a recall for all liquid drug products made by a Florida based drug company called PharmaTech. This recall is the second for the company in the last 10 months.
A contamination advisory was issued after bacteria was found in the company’s water system. The bacteria are known to cause pneumonia in people with weakened immune systems or cystic fibrosis, among other diseases. The bacteria have potentially serious side effects. During the manufacturing of the medications, the contaminated water was used.
Unfortunately, the liquid medications sold by PharmaTech are not labeled with the PharmaTech name. Instead, the potentially infected medications are labeled with the brand names Leader, Major, and Rugby. The medications are all for infants and toddlers and include multivitamin supplements and Vitamin D supplements for infants and toddlers, iron drops, and other liquid vitamins.
There have not been any reports of these medications harming any consumers. Unfortunately, many drug companies hide issues with their products in order to avoid issuing a recall, which can be costly and damaging to a company’s reputation. If you have been harmed by a prescription drug, it may be time to talk to an attorney. You have legal rights. Call the Houston personal injury attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. We can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.