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FDA Drug and Health Alerts

Published 2010-02-04 07:29:03 - (10 years ago). Last updated 2010-02-04 07:39:38 - (10 years ago).

Author: FDA Consumer Health Information

Outline: FDA alerts received from health care professionals and patients through the MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program.

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These alerts were prompted by reports that FDA received from health care professionals and patients through the agency's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting the public about the following products:

The counterfeit weight-loss drug Alli, 60 mg capsules (120-count refill kit) sold over the Internet contains a different active ingredient than the authentic drug.

GlucoPro Insulin Syringes may have needles that detach from the syringe and could remain in the skin.

HAPPYTOT and HAPPYBABY Pouch Meals, select varieties, may have a packaging defect that could cause bacterial contamination.

The weight-loss drug Meridia may be risky for people with heart disease.

Some forms of Tylenol, Motrin, Benadryl, and other over-the-counter products may have a moldy or musty odor and could possibly cause illness.

These alerts were prompted by reports that FDA received from health care professionals and patients through the agency's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program.

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