FDA Links Foreign Drugs To Life-Threatening Side Effects

Law360, New York (August 20, 2013, 6:20 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration warned Tuesday that two respiratory drugs sold in stores in Spanish-speaking neighborhoods appear to contain ingredients that can cause users' liver to fail or their skin to fall off in large sheets.

Consumers who have purchased the drug products Baczol Antigripal and Expectorante, which are manufactured by the El Salvador company Laboratorios Lopez, should immediately stop taking them and notify a physician, according to the FDA.

The products, which are marketed as a treatment for bronchitis, pneumonia and other respiratory...
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