FDA: Don’t use these liquid drug or dietary supplement products for infants – Bradenton Herald

Some liquid drug or dietary supplement products marketed for infants manufactured by a Florida company may be contaminated and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to use them.

Liquid drug or dietary supplement products manufactured by PharmaTech LLC of Davie, in South Florida, and labeled by Rugby Laboratories, Major Pharmaceuticals and Leader Brands have potential for contamination with Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia), according to a release from the FDA.

The bacteria contamination could risk a severe infection, and the FDA recommended stopping use and throwing out the items immediately.

The distributors already voluntarily recalled several of their products.

The products, marketed for infants and children, include liquid stool softeners and various other dietary supplements, according to the FDA. The Center for Disease Control’s lab testing of the liquid detected a strain of the bacteria linked to reported patient infections.

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