I am going to post a page on recent prescription drug recalls. This running tab so to speak will be updated as the recalls happen to inform everyone who might be at risk. It also helps determine which manufacturers can make a prescription drugs correctly.
Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. is recalling 10000 of bottles of one of its India made antibacterial drugs after finding that they failed to meet U.S. standards for impurities. The drug is Suprax (brand name for cefixime) which is an antibiotic used to treat bacterial infections of the ear and upper respiratory tract.
Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd., had to issue a recall of generic versions of the cholesterol drug Lipitor in the U.S. after glass particles were found in some bottles.
Toprol XL (Generic)
India’s Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd is recalling 13,560 bottles of the high blood pressure drug metoprolol succinate in the United States after it failed a dissolution test. Metoprolol succinate extended release is a cheaper generic form of AstraZeneca Plc’s Toprol XL. Wockhardt Ltd also recalled 109,744 bottles of the same drug last month citing the same reason. Dissolution tests are commonly conducted to check the time taken for the active ingredient in a drug to release into the body, and help predict how the drug performs inside the body.