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Children's liquid medications recalled for possible contamination

Arizona parents who have given their child certain liquid vitamins or medications may be interested in information about a recall by the Food and Drug Administration. It was ordered on Aug. 10 due to possible contamination. The products involved in the recall are manufactured by PharmaTech and include dietary supplements and medications that are made for young children. The FDA alerted distributors of the products after a PharmaTech product was suspected of being contaminated with Burkholderia cepacia. The product was connected to reports of severe adverse events in patients who were diagnosed with the infection.

Distributor Rugby Laboratories voluntarily issued a recall on Aug. 3 of Diocto Syrup and Diocto Liquid after being contacted by the FDA. After further notice, Rugby and distributors Leader Brand and Major Pharmaceuticals recalled all lots of PharmaTech liquid products that had not yet expired.

Recall letters have been sent to consumers. Anyone who has any of the recalled products is advised to stop using it and report any adverse effects from its use.

When a prescribed medication causes adverse health effects, it might immediately occur to someone that the doctor is to blame. But in a case such as the PharmaTech recall, a problem with the medication itself - in this case, contamination by bacteria - could cause worsening or new illness in a patient. People who have been harmed in this manner might want to meet with an attorney who has experience in products liability litigation in order to see what recourse they might have and to identify the party or parties that could be held financially responsible for the losses that have been incurred.

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