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Voluntary Nationwide Recall of all Liquid Products Manufactured by Pharmatech LLC and Distributed by Leader Brand, Major Pharmaceuticals, and Rugby Laboratories Due to Possible Product Contamination

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Voluntary Nationwide Recall of all Liquid Products Manufactured by Pharmatech LLC and Distributed by Leader Brand, Major Pharmaceuticals, and Rugby Laboratories Due to Possible Product Contamination

Summary

Company Announcement Date:
August 10, 2017
FDA Publish Date:
February 06, 2018
Product Type:
Drugs
Reason for Announcement:
Recall Reason Description
Possible contamination
Company Name:
Cardinal Health
Brand Name:
Brand Name(s)
Leader, Major, Rugby
Product Description:
Product Description
Liquid drug products

Company Announcement

As a precautionary measure, the distribution firms Leader Brand, Major Pharmaceuticals, and Rugby Laboratories are jointly issuing a nationwide voluntary recall of all lots within expiry of all liquid products manufactured by PharmaTech LLC at its FDA registered facility in Davie, Fla. due to possible product contamination.

The distribution firms are committed to patient safety and are partnering with the Food and Drug Administration to notify customers who may be in possession of liquid products manufactured by PharmaTech LLC. Please see the below list of affected products.

The products subject to this recall were distributed nationwide to wholesale and retail facilities, including hospitals and pharmacies. Through recent communication with FDA, the distribution firm Rugby Laboratories learned of a potential issue with a product manufactured by PharmaTech LLC. The FDA informed Rugby Laboratories that it received several adverse event reports of B. cepacia infections in patients, which may be linked to PharmaTech LLC manufactured Diocto Syrup or Diocto Liquid (docusate sodium solutions). In response, Rugby Laboratories issued a voluntary recall on August 3, 2017, of the PharmaTech LLC manufactured Diocto Syrup and Diocto Liquid. As a precautionary measure based on additional information received from the FDA, the three distribution firms are recalling all lots within expiry of all liquid products manufactured by PharmaTech LLC.

The distribution firms are notifying their distributors and customers by recall letter and are arranging for return of all recalled products. Consumers, pharmacies, and healthcare facilities that have product being recalled should stop using and dispensing the product immediately.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall should contact Rugby Laboratories/Major Pharmaceuticals Customer Support at 1-800-645-2158, available Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. EST or Leader Customer Support at 1-800-200-6313 option #1 Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. – 7p.m. and Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m EST. Consumers can contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have additional questions about this product.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of these products may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax:

This recall is being conducted with the full knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

LEADER BRAND
Liquid Multivitamin Supplement for Infants and Toddlers 50 mL, UPC: 096295128611 ALL LOTS
Liquid Vitamin D Supplement for Breastfed Infants 400 IU 50 mL, UPC: 096295128628 ALL LOTS
MAJOR PHARMACEUTICALS
Certa-Vite Liquid 236ML 00904-5023-09 ALL LOTS
Poly-Vita Drops 50ML 00904-5099-50 ALL LOTS
Poly-Vita Drops W/Iron 50ML 00904-5100-50; ALL LOTS
Ferrous Drops Iron Supp 50ML 00904-6060-50 ALL LOTS
D-Vita Drops 50ML 00904-6273-50 ALL LOTS
Tri-Vita Drops 50ML 00904-6274-50 ALL LOTS
Senna Syrup 237ML 00904-6289-09 ALL LOTS
RUGBY LABORATORIES
C Liquid 500mg 118ML 00536-0160-97 ALL LOTS
Diocto Liquid 50mg/5ml 473ML 00536-0590-85 ALL LOTS
Ferrous Sulfate Elixir 473ML 00536-0650-85 ALL LOTS
Fer Iron Liquid 50ML 50ML 00536-0710-80 ALL LOTS
Senexon Liquid 237ML 00536-1000-59 ALL LOTS
Diocto Syrup 60MG/15ML 473ML 00536-1001-85 ALL LOTS
Aller Chlor Syrup 120ML 00536-1025-47 ALL LOTS
Calcionate Syrup 16OZ 00536-2770-85 ALL LOTS
Cerovite Liquid 236ML 00536-2790-59 ALL LOTS
D3 400iu Liquid 50ML 00536-8400-80 ALL LOTS
Poly-Vitamin Liquid 50ML 00536-8450-80 ALL LOTS
Tri-Vitamin Liquid 50ML 00536-8501-80 ALL LOTS
Poly-Vitamin W/Iron Liquid 50ML 00536-8530-80 ALL LOTS

About Leader™

The Leader™ Brand product line is a broad assortment of quality, healthcare and personal care items available at authorized pharmacies nationwide. A broadly-based distribution network and strong customer loyalty enables Leader™ to offer products with the same active ingredients as nationally-advertised brands, but at significant savings to customers.

About Major Pharmaceuticals

For more than 30 years, Major® has been offering a broad and expanding portfolio of Rx unit dose, bulk and OTC options focused on supporting patient care efforts and providing economic value.

About Rugby® Laboratories

Rugby® Laboratories is a leading provider of high-quality Over the Counter, vitamin, and nutritional supplement products. With more than 40 years of history, Rugby® has been able to build out a comprehensive portfolio of products designed to enhance the quality of life for our consumers while reducing the cost of purchasing their medications.

FDA CORE


Company Contact Information

Consumers:
Rugby Laboratories/Major Pharmaceuticals Customer Support
1-800-645-2158
Media:
Corey Kerr
(614) 757-3383

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