The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is alerting the public about several potential dangers.
The FDA says it has warned four more online networks, operating a total of 21 websites, illegally marketing "potentially dangerous, unapproved and misbranded versions of opioid medications, including tramadol." The warning letters to each of the networks - CoinRX, MedInc.biz, PharmacyAffiliates.org and PharmaMedics - state they "must immediately stop illegally selling these products to American consumers."
The FDA also says Accord Healthcare has issued a voluntary recall of its hypertension and heart failure medication Hydrochlorothiazide (HCTZ). It says a 100-count bottle of 12.5 mg tablets has been found to be mislabeled, so Accord is recalling the entire lot (PW05264).
Consumers and pet owners are also being urged to immediately stop using and dispose of drug products, including homeopathic drug products, made by King Bio of Asheville, NC.
"These Dr. King’s products may pose a safety risk to people (especially infants, children, pregnant women and those with compromised immune systems), as well as pets due to high levels of microbial contamination identified at the manufacturing site," says the FDA.