Valerie DeBenedette is managing editor of Drug Topics.
Update: Recall expanded to Natural Ophthalmics and TRP Company, Inc.
Altaire Pharmaceuticals, Inc., is voluntarily recalling multiple OTC ophthalmic drug products and lots, within expiry, sold at Walgreens and CVS stores as well as the company's own label, Natural Ophthalmics and TRP Company, Inc. The company initiated the recall of specific lots over concerns regarding the sufficiency of quality assurance control in its manufacturing facility.
The recall is being carried out at the retail level and is only for specific lots of products, which include lubricant eye drops and ointments. The Walgreens products were manufactured and labeled exclusively for and shipped only to Walgreens. The CVS products were manufactured and labeled exclusively for and distributed by CVS.
Altaire noted in its statement that it had not received any reports of adverse events due to use of the products.
For more information on the recall of products Altaire manufactured for Walgreens, click here.
For more information on the recall of products Altaire manufactured for CVS, click here.
Customers with questions regarding this recall can contact Altaire Pharmaceuticals Inc., by calling 1-800-258-2471, or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET. Customers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.