GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is recalling nearly 600,000 Ventolin asthma inhalers over a potential defect that causes them to deliver a smaller dose of medicine than indicated.
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What’s the Problem?
April 5, 2017 – GSK ordered the recall after receiving multiple reports of the Ventolin asthma inhaler delivering fewer doses of the medicine than indicated, according to an FDA Enforcement Report.
Affected inhalers were manufactured in Zebulon, North Carolina. The lot numbers are 6ZP0003, 6ZP9944, and 6ZP9848.
The plant is still making the asthma inhalers, but GSK says it is in the process of identifying the problem and taking corrective action.
GSK released a statement to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America saying: “Though the overall benefit-risk assessment for Ventolin® HFA 200D Inhaler when used at prescribed doses remains favorable, in this situation, there is possible risk to patients of experiencing diminished bronchodilation in the setting of acute bronchospasm if reliant on a rescue inhaler that could potentially not deliver the stated number of actuations.”
This is an FDA Class II recall, which means that use of the device “may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences or where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote.”
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