Below, is a video published by the U.S. Food & Drug Adminsitration (FDA), which discusses the expanded recall of 60 drugs manufactured by ETHEX and warns consumers about the dangers of double thickness pills.
UPDATE: The FDA announced a Consent Decree of permanent injunction enjoining KV Pharmaceutical Company, its subsidiaries Ethex Corporation and Ther-Rx Corporation, and its principal officers. The injunction will prevent the companies from manufacturing and shipping drugs until the firm obtains FDA approval.
The generic drug company Ethex Corporation is expanding earlier recalls to now include over 60 generic drug products, including narcotics and cardiac medications, as well as several dozen prescription prenatal vitamins and iron supplements. The company is taking this action as a precautionary measure because these products may have been manufactured under conditions that didn’t comply with current Good Manufacturing Practices. Certain lots of some of these products were recalled earlier because of defects such as oversized tablets.
The additional products are being removed to assure that no other defective products remain in the marketplace. Most of them are recalled at the wholesale level, while a few are recalled to the retail pharmacy level. The complete list of affected products can be found below.
Patients who may have these products should continue to take them according to their prescriptions, because if they suddenly stop taking needed medication, it may put them at risk. Patients should contact their healthcare provider if they experience any problems that may be related to these products, or, if necessary, to obtain replacement prescriptions. For more information contact Ethex Customer Service at 1-800-748-1472.