Dec 6, 2018, 6:13 AM ET

Baby ibuprofen recalled from Walmart, CVS, Family Dollar

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A New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company issued a recall of its infants' liquid ibuprofen after discovering higher concentrations of medication the in some packages.

Tris Pharma said it voluntarily recalled three lots of "Infants' Ibuprofen Concentrated Oral Suspension, USP (NSAID)" on Wednesday because it possibly contained higher amounts of ibuprofen than advertised.

The recalled drugs were sold at Walmart, CVS and Family Dollar locations under store-brand names, Tris Pharma said in a statement.

"There is a remote possibility that infants, who may be more susceptible to a higher potency level of drug, and therefore may be more vulnerable to permanent NSAID-associated renal injury," the statement said. "Adverse effects that may be experienced are nausea, vomiting, epigastric pain, or more rarely, diarrhea. Tinnitus, headache and gastrointestinal bleeding are also possible adverse effects."

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"To date, Tris Pharma Inc. has not received any reports of adverse events related to the lots of product that are the subject of this recall," the company added.

The Monmouth Junction, New Jersey-based drug maker said it sold the affected lots "to one customer, which distributed the lots into the U.S. market."

Tris Pharma did not list the distributor's name, but it said it sent out an "urgent recall notice" and is arranging for the return of the recalled product.

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  • Arc_Fault_One

    Sounds like they sub the work out to someone else. The ibuprofen was distributed before the company received the test results. If they controlled the manufacturing they would have batch tests before it left the factory.

  • kgainer

    If you need a life saving drug and you are in a regular middle class family, Mob or organized crime syndicate pricing is consistently lower than if you buy the identical drug from the drug "corporation" or the "retailer". Exact same drug, too. When will society figure out how to exert control over the criminal enterprises Teva, Merck, Purdue Frederick, Pfizer, Johnson and Johnson, Eli Lilley, and so forth? The U.S. is a scam.

  • fmd160

    "To date, Tris Pharma Inc. has not received any reports of adverse events related to the lots of product that are the subject of this recall," the company added.

    So how did they know to pull it? Doesn't make sense, does it?

  • Reply

    As with food recalls, how do these affected products ever leave a factory? This recall affects 3 lots with expiration dates of 2/2019, 4/2019, and 8/2019. That there's even a recall suggests these products have already gone through various distribution points and landed on store shelves. So much for faith in govt inspections preventing things like this - just react after things have gone wrong.

  • Timehascome

    Proof Read Your Work!

    "A New Jersey-based pharmaceutical company issued a recall of its infants' liquid ibuprofen after discovering higher concentrations of medication the in some packages."