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FDA Warns of Painkiller Mix-Up at Nebraska Plant

Posted 9 Jan 2012 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Jan. 9 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a warning on Monday that some narcotic prescription painkillers made at a Nebraska plant may have been mixed up with some over-the-counter medicines packaged at the same facility. "We issued a public health advisory to health care professionals and patients about a potential problem with opioid products manufactured and packaged for Endo Pharmaceuticals by Novartis Consumer Health at its Lincoln, Nebraska, site," Dr. Edward Cox, director of the FDA's Office of Antiviral Products in the Office of New Drugs at the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said during a morning news conference. On Sunday, Novartis issued a recall for some over-the-counter medications made at the same plant. These included Excedrin, NoDoz, Bufferin and Gas-X, Cox said. "Mixing of different products in the same bottle could result in consumers ... Read more

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