Concerns with quality have forced a recall of thyroid medication. The recall was issued by Westminster Pharmaceuticals, LLC. The company has instructed wholesalers to stop distributing products labeled “Levothyroxine and Liothyronine”. Levothyroxine and Liothyronine are synthetic hormones in the thyroid tablets.
The recall was issued following a June 22 warning letter from the FDA to a Chinese pharmaceutical company that manufactured the active ingredients in the recalled drug. The letter stated a number of failures, including failure related to quality and purity standards. According to the company, there have been no adverse events associated with the recalled products. Patients are advised to continue taking the drugs until they have a replacement. Almost five percent of the population over the age of 12 has a thyroid problem.
If you or a loved one has had an adverse reaction to a drug, or you believe you may have been harmed by a tainted drug, you should speak with an attorney. Pharmaceutical companies make massive profits and have a duty to ensure that the drugs that they sell are safe. When they fail to do so, the company can be held legally responsible for damages.Call the prescription drug recall attorneys at Kennedy Hodges if you have been harmed by a prescription drug. We can help. Call us today at 855-947-0707 to schedule your free consultation, or visit us on Twitter to learn more about the firm.