FDA Consumer Health Information - FDA's MedWatch Safety Alerts: January 2010

Thursday, February 4, 2010 Medical PDA News
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SILVER SPRING, Md., Feb. 3 FDA is alerting the public about the following products:

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These alerts were prompted by reports that FDA received from health care professionals and patients through the agency's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program.

Read more about these safety alerts and what to do if you've used one of the affected products at: http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm199585.htm.

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Media Contact: Jason Brodsky, 301-827-6251

-- The counterfeit weight-loss drug Alli, 60 mg capsules (120-count refill kit) sold over the Internet contains a different active ingredient than the authentic drug. -- GlucoPro Insulin Syringes may have needles that detach from the syringe and could remain in the skin. -- HAPPYTOT and HAPPYBABY Pouch Meals, select varieties, may have a packaging defect that could cause bacterial contamination. -- The weight-loss drug Meridia may be risky for people with heart disease. -- Some forms of Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, and other over-the-counter products may have a moldy or musty odor and could possibly cause illness.

SOURCE U.S. Food and Drug Administration


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