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Products Liability: Recent pharmaceutical product recalls

If you are like most Chicago residents, you probably think you know about dangerous drugs that may or may not be on the market. After all, news outlets often feature drug recalls as part of their regular reporting. We want you to know that many recalled pharmaceutical products do not make the news, but that does not mean they are safe for the public.

The fact is, news outlets prefer to feature big stories that involve large pharmaceutical companies. Unless you are someone who routinely researches dangerous product databases, you might not be aware when the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or a drug company recalls a product.

In the interest of keeping you safe and informed, we would like to let you know about a few recent drug recalls that might affect you and your family. Arming yourself with the right information can strengthen any products liability legal actions you may intend to pursue.

-- C.O. Truxton, Inc. has voluntarily recalled Phenobarbital and Amitriptyline products due to labeling mix-ups.

-- Genetic Edge Compounds voluntarily recalled GEC Laxoplex dietary supplements because the FDA found anabolic steroids in the products.

-- Hospira, Inc. has recalled prefilled dextrose injections intended for infants. The company found the presence of human hair in a sample, which could result in health issues.

-- Standard Homeopathic Company is recalling all Hyland's Baby Teething Tablets because the FDA found inconsistent levels of the labeled ingredient, belladonna. The FDA believes this could present a serious health hazard to babies.

-- Endo Pharmaceuticals Inc. recently recalled Edex, also known as alprostadil for injection. A defect in the product's cap could result in sterility issues.

As attorneys serving Illinois residents, we want to remind you that you have every right to seek a legal remedy if dangerous drugs have harmed you or a family member. We urge you to learn more about products liability on our website.

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