CDC and FDA Recommendation: Voluntary Recall of PharmaTech Liquid Medication Products

 Voluntary Recall of  PharmaTech Liquid Medication Products

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a statement and recommended a voluntary recall of ALL liquid medication products manufactured by PharmaTech and distributed by Rugby, Major, Bayshore, Metron, Centurion, and Virtus.

There is currently an ongoing investigation into a multi-state outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia. The CDC and FDA have indicated that liquid docusate was the vehicle for transmission, but at this time other liquid medication products are being investigated and may also be linked to the outbreak of 60 cases of Burkholderia infection. The entire affected product list may be found using this link to FDA.

 

In addition to the above recall of all liquid products manufactured by PharmaTech, both FDA and CDC continue to recommend that clinicians and patients not use any brand of liquid docusate sodium product as a stool softener or for any other medical purpose.

 

Additional information about Burkholderia cepacia and the outbreak is available on the CDC website.

 

https://www.cdc.gov/hai/outbreaks/b-cepacia/index.html

http://www.cdc.gov/HAI/organisms/bCepacia.html

 

Please email direct questions about the outbreak to haioutbreak@cdc.gov.