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Voluntary Recall of Topical Acne Cream
CSI, USA, Inc. is recalling all lots of 1 ounce (28 g) tubes of 10% Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Cream with the following names: "DG Maximum Strength Acne Medicated Gel" (sold at Dollar General); "Kroger Acne Gel 10% Benzoyl Peroxide Acne Medication" (sold at Kroger); and "Equate: Medicated Acne Gel" (sold at Wal-Mart). These products are being recalled because samples of the products were found to contain bacteria which could cause infections in people with cuts, scrapes, or rashes. No other acne medications sold by Dollar General, Kroger or Wal-Mart are affected by this recall. For more information please visit: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ArchiveRecalls/2008/ucm112535.htm
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Recall on All ETHEX Brand EthexDerm
The ETHEX Corporation, a subsidiary of KV Pharmaceutical, has recalled ALL lots of EthexDerm, which contains the active ingredient benzoyl peroxide. These recalled products may have been manufactured under conditions that did not meet the current manufacturing standards called Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs). Some ETHEX products have recently had specific lots recalled due to defects found. ETHEX is now recalling all of their products to ensure that no other defective products remain available to patients. The ETHEX products and their NDC numbers involved in the recall are listed below. The NDC number is a product number that is sometimes listed on a prescription label. EthexDerm BPW-10, 10% (NDC 58177-929-65) EthexDerm BPW-5, 5% (NDC 58177-928-65) For more information, please visit: http://www.ethex.com/news/pressRelease012809.aspx
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Date Published Title Drug Source
2008-11-14 Voluntary Recall of Topical Acne Cream Benzoyl Peroxide FDA
2009-01-29 Recall on All ETHEX Brand EthexDerm Benzoyl Peroxide Manufacturer
2010-04-13 Select Lots of Clearasil Ultra Recalled Because Lot Code Can Be Removed Benzoyl Peroxide FDA
2012-12-02 Medical Pharmaceuticals Corp Recalls Several Lots of in the AcneFree Line of Products Benzoyl Peroxide FDA
2014-06-30 FDA Warns That Over-the-Counter Topical Acne Medicines May Cause Serious Allergic Reactions Benzoyl Peroxide FDA
2012-05-31 Merck Inc. Recalls Several Lots of Celestone brand of Betamethasone Oral Solution, 0.6 mg/ 5 mL Betamethasone FDA
2008-08-04 Generic Manufacturer Recalls Several Drug Products Betaxolol Manufacturer
2008-07-14 Not recommended for combination use Bevacizumab Manufacturer
2010-12-16 FDA Begins Process To Remove Breast Cancer Indication From Avastin Prescribing Information Label Bevacizumab FDA
2011-09-07 FDA Warns of Infection Risk from Repackaged Avastin Injections For Eye Disease Bevacizumab FDA
2011-11-21 FDA Announces Avastin Not Shown to Be Safe and Effective in Breast Cancer Patients Bevacizumab FDA
2012-02-16 FDA and Manufacturers Warn about Conterfeit Avastin (Bevacizumab) Bevacizumab FDA
2012-04-04 FDA Warns about Counterfeit Altuzan (bevacizumab), a Cancer Medicine Bevacizumab FDA
2012-03-27 Procter & Gamble Co. Recalls Several Lots of Pepto Bismol Original, Cherry Flavor, and Max Strength Bismuth FDA
2012-04-27 Updated information on drug interactions for Victrelis (boceprevir) Boceprevir FDA
2012-01-16 New Boxed Warning for Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML) and Contraindication for Adcetris (Brentuximab vedotin) Brentuximab Vedotin FDA
2012-03-19 Bausch & Lomb Recalls Single Lot of Brimonidine Tartrate Ophthalmic Solution 0.2% Brimonidine FDA
2009-01-29 Recall on All ETHEX Brand Bromfenex ER and Bromfenex PD ER Capsules Bromfed Manufacturer
2009-11-20 Recall of Several Lots of Brompheniramine Tannate Suspension Brompheniramine FDA
2009-11-20 Recall of a Single Lot of Brompheniramine Phenylephrine Tannate Suspension Brompheniramine with Phenylephrine FDA
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