” Recall Pulls 70 Generic Drugs From the Market—What to Do If Your Medication Is One of Them. “

Akorn Pharmaceuticals, a generic pharmaceutical manufacturer and distributor that was based in Gurnee, IL, has issued a voluntary recall of various human and animal medications after it filed for bankruptcy and closed shop in February.1

According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the company’s shutdown includes closing its Quality activities program that’s connected with over 70 human drugs and 9 veterinary drugs.

“The discontinuation of the Quality program means the company will not be able to support or guarantee that the products will meet all intended specifications through the labeled shelf life of the product,” the company said in a news release.

Akorn products were distributed nationwide to wholesalers, retailers, manufacturers, medical facilities, repackagers, and consumers online. However, the company stated that they are notifying distributors of the recall and are requesting that they notify their customs, consumers, and retailers.

All recalled products should be destroyed and distribution and use of any remaining product on the market should be stopped immediately, the company said.

Here’s what you need to know about which drugs and products are being recalled and what to do if your medication is one of them, according to experts.

READ more at: https://www.verywellhealth.com/akorn-pharmaceutical-company-recalls-over-70-generic-drugs-7487962

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