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Kingswood Laboratories Moi-Stir Oral Swabsticks

Audience: Physicians, Dentists, Hospital and Long Term Care facility administrators

Kingswood Laboratories, Inc and FDA notified healthcare professionals of a nationwide recall of Moi-Stir Oral swabsticks due to the finding that certain lots contain molds including Aspergillus and Penicillium which could result in respiratory infections. The swabsticks contain a saliva supplement intended to relieve dry mouth, physically clean the oral cavity, thin phlegm, and lower dental caries rates.  The product was distributed to hospitals, hospital wholesalers, pharmacies, nursing homes, physician and dentist offices, consumers, some government medical facilities, and as free samples to a small number of individuals.  Doctors and dentists should consider screening patients who are at risk for infections, especially those with weakened immune systems (low white blood cell counts) who have used the Moi-Stir Swabstick.

[April 22, 2005 - Press Release - Kingswood Laboratories, Inc]