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Diocto Medicine Recall Information

Popular Stool Softener Recalled Over Risk of Infection Rugby-brand Diocto Liquid – a stool-softening product manufactured by PharmaTech LLC (Davie, FL) – has been voluntarily recalled by the manufacturer over a risk of contamination. All Diocto Liquid NDC 0536-0590-85 is included as part of the recall. According to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), PharmaTech LLC is taking measures to…

FDA Advises Discontinued Use of PharmaTech Liquid Products Due to Contamination

In a recent advisory alert, the Food and Drug Administration warned medical professionals and pharmacies against the continued use of any liquid products manufactured by PharmaTech LLC out of Florida. This advisory is due to the discovery of Burkholderia cepacia (B. cepacia) which can cause potentially severe reactions and infections in people, especially those with poor health already. If you…

Diocto Recalled Again for Infection Risk

Almost one year after a previous recall, Rugby Laboratories is issuing another voluntary recall of their Diocto syrup laxatives and stool softeners. All lots of the product are involved in this recall. Diocto Liquid, also known as docusate sodium, is a laxative given mainly to patients in the hospital recovering from heart attacks or surgery. The contaminated products were distributed…

Comfort Shield Barrier Cream Cloth Recall

In a voluntary recall, Sage Products called back one lot of its Comfort Shield Barrier Cream Cloths to the points of distribution from health care facilities, pharmacies, and at-home patients nationwide. The product was recalled because it was contaminated by Burkholderia cepacia, or B. cepacia. This is a serious infection that cannot be treated easily and several instances of infections…

Combination Therapy Proving Successful Against B. Cepacia Infections

Burkholderia cepacia, or B. cepacia, is a bacterial infection that is most commonly associated with patients who suffer from cystic fibrosis. However, the bacterial infection can be contracted in a number of other ways, including ingestion of contaminated products. UPDATE: B. Cepacia infectionsconnected to contaminated Rugby brands including Diocto stool softener. Several studies have been underway to try to determine…

B. Cepacia Infections Linked to Flush Syringes

Burkholderia cepacia outbreaks have been found to be linked to several medical products over the last two years including stool softening products such as Diocto, cleansing cloths, and now I.V. flush syringes. B. cepacia is a bacterial infection that tends to hit people who are already ill, the hardest. Sufferers of cystic fibrosis, pneumonia or other lung conditions tend to…

surgery that should have never happened

What Are Surgical Never Events?

Preventable surgical mistakes, or surgical never events, occur all too often, putting patients at risk for worsened medical conditions or death. People in the Houston Metro area, and throughout Texas, frequently require surgical interventions. This may be to repair internal damage, treat the symptoms of certain medical ailments or to address other conditions. When going under the knife, patients generally…

Texas Nursing Home Neglect High Says AARP

The state of Texas has sued nursing homes over legal violations underscoring that families must vigilantly monitor care quality in Texas nursing homes. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported in June 2014 that the Texas Attorney General’s Office has filed three nursing-home neglect lawsuits against long-term care facilities on behalf of DADS or the Department of Aging and Disability Services, the…

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