FDA Warning Wire: OTC Drug Dangers, Lead Contamination
By Jeff Overley (March 22, 2016, 7:53 PM EDT) -- FDA inspectors on Tuesday let loose with springtime smackdowns, warning of severe risks posed by an over-the-counter asthma drug, alleging lead contamination in a popular skin product and threatening to shutter a mammography clinic over imaging violations. Here's a look at the agency's latest enforcement actions.
Discipline Targets 'Possibly Fatal' Asthma Drug
One of Tuesday's strongest warning letters went to Delaware-based Dr. Natural Healing, which sells bronchodilators over the counter in drugstores. At issue are epinephrine powder capsules used in inhalers, with the FDA saying that the combined formulation and usage isn't recognized as safe and effective.
In its letter, the...
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