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FDA Recalls Eye Ointments Sold at Walmart and CVS Over Infection Risk

FDA Recalls Eye Ointments Sold at Walmart and CVS Over Infection Risk

February 28, 2024

Eye ointment products manufactured in India and sold in the United States at major retailers like Walmart and CVS are being recalled due to a danger of infection. Brassica Pharma Pvt. Ltd., based in Maharashtra, India, announced the recall of various eye lubricant products labeled Equate, CVS Health, and AACE. The recalled products have expiration dates ranging from February 2024 to September 2025.

Potential Risks and Safety Measures

"For those patients who use these products, there is a potential risk of eye infections or related harm. These products are intended to be sterile," stated Brassica Pharma in a statement posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. The company highlighted the heightened risk posed by ophthalmic drug products due to bypassing some of the body's natural defenses.

The recall follows a previous incident in 2023 involving tainted eye drops, emphasizing the importance of stringent quality control measures in pharmaceutical manufacturing. Click to see the list recalled eye drops in 2023.

Brassica Pharma noted that no reports of adverse events tied to the ointments have been received thus far. However, consumers, distributors, and retailers are urged to discontinue the distribution and use of the affected products.

"These products were distributed nationwide to wholesalers, retailers, and via the product distributor, Walmart, CVS, and AACE Pharmaceuticals Inc.," added Brassica Pharma. Consumers are advised to stop using the recalled eye ointment and may return any of the affected products to the place of purchase.

Ensuring Safety Amidst FDA Recalls

To ensure your safety amidst FDA recalls of eye drops, it's crucial to stay informed. Our news article provides comprehensive information on how to protect yourself from the risks associated with recalled eye drops. 

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