Cherish - posted on 01/19/2012 ( no moms have responded yet )
many over the counter medications made by Novartis are being pulled off the shelves because they contain harmful ingredients, which should make us all take notice.
On January 8, 2012, Novartis and the FDA announced the voluntary recall of:
1) All over the counter Excedrin preparations (Excedrin migraine, etc.)
2) NoDoz products with expiration dates of December 20, 2014 or earlier.
3) Bufferin and Gas-X Prevention products with expiration dates of December 20, 2013 or earlier.
This action is being taken because the products may contain; stray tablets, capsules, or caplets from other Novartis products, or may contain broken or chipped tablets.
Novartis temporarily halted production at the Lincoln Nebraska plant where these drugs were made. What worried the FDA, was that Endo Pharmaceuticals makes 9 narcotic painkillers, that could have also contaminated the over-the-counter meds including Opana and Percocet.