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Walmart, CVS, Target recall store-brand eye drops because of possible contamination

Certain Walmart-, CVS– and Target-brand eye drops to treat dry eyes are being recalled because of complaints that mold was found floating in the solution. Altarie Pharmaceuticals issued the recall on nine lots of carboxymethylcellulose sodium 0.5% Ophthalmic Solution, 30 mL, citing concerns regarding the effectiveness of the preservative after use and handling by consumers. An ineffective preservative could lead to the solution becoming contaminated, which if used creates a potential risk of eye infection. The recall includes equate Restore Tears Lubricant Eye drops Carboxymethylcellulose Sodium 0.5%, Sterile, 1 FL OZ (30mL), distributed by Walmart Stores, Inc.; Lubricant eye drops for ... Read More

FDA, CDC warn of illegal, fungus-contaminated eye surgery drug

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) are warning eye doctors that a drug used in eye surgeries known as Brilliant Blue G (BBG) is illegal and has caused fungal endophthalmitis, or eye infections, in some patients. Both federal agencies, along with local and state public health agencies, are actively investigating these adverse events. The BBG was supplied by Franck’s Compounding Lab in Ocala, Florida. The company issued a recall on March 9, 2012, of all lots of Brilliant Blue G and issued a recall letter. The drug is not approved for ... Read More

Non-sterile eye, nose sprays promoted as cough, cold relief recalled

Eye and nasal sprays made by Dallas, Texas-based Wholistic Herbs Inc., are being recalled because the solutions may not be sterile and could lead to infections. The recall includes all quantities of Wholistic Herbs “Koff & Kold” spray with herbal extract and “Kold Sore” spray with liquid sea mineral in 1 fl. oz. sprays distributed from March 2009 through February 2012. “Koff & Kold” is intended to be sprayed into the nose and throat for treatment of colds, flu, cough, stuffy nose, and sinus infection. “Kold Sore” spray is intended to be sprayed into the eyes for the treatment of ... Read More