FDA Recalls EzriCare Eyedrops Contaminated with Drug-Resistant Bacteria

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The FDA has issued the recall of Artificial Tears Lubricant Eye Drops distributed by EzriCare, which is found to contain the highly anti-biotic resistant bacteria Pseudomonas aeruginosa. The use of artificial tears by this company has caused severe eye infections in 68 patients. As imported products, the FDA has not inspected the factory where the eyedrops were made in Chennai, India before the infections were reported. Since the outbreak, the agency has visited the factories and found a litany of issues in its sterility practices. This outbreak has renewed longstanding concerns about the quality and frequency of the FDA.’s inspections overseas. To read more, click here.

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