Reumofan Plus Pain Relief Tablets Under Drug Recall for Undeclared Ingredients
Pain Free by Nature is issuing a voluntary drug recall for “Reumofan Plus,” a multipurpose pain relief supplement, for undeclared ingredients methocarbamol and diclofenac, two drugs that are highly regulated by the FDA.
Methocarbamol is a muscle relaxant, specifically used to treat skeletal muscle spasms, and is chemically similar to barbiturates. Diclofenac is used to reduce inflammation in musculoskeletal disorders like rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, and TMJ pain.
The addition of these two pain relief drugs makes Reumofan Plus an unapproved drug according to FDA regulations, and not a supplement. The supplement was originally marketed to treat pain associated with muscle pain, arthritis, osteoporosis, bone cancer, and other chronic pain conditions. However, it was listed as a supplement with natural ingredients, and therefore bypassed FDA approval.
Pain Free by Nature has ceased distribution as part of the voluntary drug recall, and requests that all consumers immediately stop taking the drug and return it to the company. Consumers should also immediately consult a health care professional to ensure they are not suffering any harmful side effects.
Pain Free by Nature does not manufacture the product, they only distribute the supplement. However, this is not the first drug recall involving Reumofan Plus – the supplement has been part of several recalls since 2012.
Congress Introduces Dietary Supplement Regulation After Drug Recalls
US researchers have found that dietary supplements, which often contain unapproved or unlisted ingredients, make up just over half of all dangerous drug recalls in the United States.
On Tuesday, February 11th, Congress introduced the Designer Anabolic Steroid Control Act of 2014 – aka DASCA – amid growing concerns over the ingredients in dietary supplements, particularly muscle-building or workout-enhancing supplements.
“This bill would help prevent the sale of falsely labeled steroids and punish those who seek to profit from them,” said Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., a co-sponsor of the bill with Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. Whitehouse added that “many American citizens may be unknowingly dosing themselves with these harmful substances.”
“The DEA needs to be able to act faster and have better enforcement tools to prosecute those that develop and falsely market anabolic steroids as safe products,” Hatch said.
However, the bill relates only to drug recalls for undeclared steroids in dietary supplements. The bill does not give the DEA power to recall other supplements, unless they contain FDA-controlled substances.
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