Manufacturer Recalls Millions of Bottles of Acetaminophen

By | November 11, 2006

Manufacturer Recalls Millions of Bottles of Acetaminophen

A large drug manufacturer recalled 383 lots ? or 11 million bottles ? of the pain medication acetaminophen today after discovering that metal fragments contaminated some pills.

Perrigo Co. said it discovered the metal fragments, which ranged in size from “microdots” to portions of wire one-third of an inch in length, during quality-control checks. FDA officials said there is little reason for concern.

“We believe there is only a remote likelihood of serious consequences from the use of these products,” said Dr. Douglas Throckmorton, deputy director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research.

“The thing physicians would be most concerned about would be bleeding as a result of metal coming into contact with the gastrointestinal tract,” he explained. “We believe the possibility of that happening is remote.” – abcnews

Always look at what they aren’t saying. What is this mysterious metal? Gold is safe, but mercury isn’t.? Both are metals. Other most toxic metals include: Arsenic, Beryllium, Cadmium, Hexavalent Chromium, and Lead.

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