FDA Chief to Visit India Amid Generic Drug Concerns

Head of FDA Plans Visit to India as Concerns Grow Regarding Generic Drugs Manufactured There Amid rising concerns about the quality of generic drugs manufactured in India, FDA head Margaret A. Hamburg announced that she would head to the country to investigate some troubled manufacturers. Several generic drug manufactures in India have come under … [Read more...]

Generic Wellbutrin pulled from the shelves

FDA announced certain generic Wellbutrin to be pulled off of the shelves. The 300 mg generic version of Wellbutrin XL made by Impax Laboratories and marketed by Teva Pharmaceuticals is being recalled.  Unusually, the recall is not because the medication has side effects, but rather because the medication doesn't work at all. This problem was not … [Read more...]

Metoprolol Drug Recall Due to Dissolution Problems

Indian Manufacturer Issues Metoprolol Drug Recall for Dissolution Problems Another Indian pharmaceutical manufacturer – this time, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd – has issued a Metoprolol drug recall for 13,560 bottles of  generic hypertension drug metoprolol succinate in the United States after the medication failed a dissolution test. Metoprolol … [Read more...]

Metoprolol Under Drug Recall in US

Generic Blood Pressure Medication Under Drug Recall Another generic pharmaceutical manufacturer based in India has issued a large drug recall, this time for Metoprolol, a generic form of AstraZeneca’s branded anti-hypertensive medication, Toprol. Wockhardt Ltd issued the drug recall in April, and a notice was put on the FDA’s website on May 14th. … [Read more...]

Sun Pharmaceuticals Issues Massive Drug Recall

Sun Pharmaceuticals Issues Drug Recall for Failed Manufacturing Quality Standards The largest generic drug maker in India, Sun Pharmaceuticals, issued a huge drug recall on Thursday, May 8th, because its antidepressant and antihistamine pills failed to dissolve properly, and do not meet US drug manufacturing standards. The company’s drug recall … [Read more...]

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