Monday, April 13, 2009

FDA stops firm marketing unapproved cold medicines

Federal regulators have secured a court order barring a New Jersey pharmaceutical company from distributing more than 50 unapproved cough and cold medicines.

The Food and Drug Administration said Advent Pharmaceuticals continued to market the medications despite prior warnings from regulators. The company also failed to correct numerous manufacturing problems identified by FDA inspectors.

Drug manufacturers in the U.S. are required to submit their products to the FDA for premarket approval to guarantee they are safe and effective. The unapproved products marketed by Advent and its subsidiary Neilgen Pharmaceuticals include: BP Allergy Junior Suspension, RE All 12 Suspension and many others.

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