Pharmetics Inc. Voluntarily Recalls a Number of Products From the Canadian Market

Pharmetics Inc. Voluntarily Recalls a Number of Products From the Canadian Market

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 8, 2011) - Health Canada is informing Canadians that Pharmetics Inc., a manufacturer of over the counter drugs, has voluntarily recalled, as a precautionary measure, selected lots of six health products currently on the Canadian market. The recalled products are the store brands of the retailers (SEE CHART BELOW).

Pharmetics Inc.'s recall comes as a result of Health Canada's Good Manufacturing Practices inspection at the company's Laval manufacturing site where deficiencies related to the production line were detected, including possible contamination between the product lines and some products labelled with the wrong expiry dates.

Health Canada is monitoring Pharmetics Inc.'s recall of these products and will inform Canadians and take appropriate action if new safety information arises.

Health Canada is reminding Canadians who have purchased or used any of the affected products and who have concerns about their health to speak with their health care practitioner. Pharmetics Inc. is advising their clients, including pharmacies, that consumers should return products to their place of purchase.

In order to help ensure that health products on the Canadian market are safe for use by Canadians and their families, drug establishments are inspected to determine whether they are operating in compliance with Health Canada's regulations and guidelines.

Good Manufacturing Practices are standards designed to ensure an effective overall approach to product quality control and risk management by setting appropriate standards and practices for product manufacturing, testing, storage, handling and distribution.

Consumers requiring more information about this information update can contact Health Canada's public enquiries line at (613) 957-2991, or toll free at 1-866-225-0709.

You can report any adverse reactions associated with the use of health products to the Canada Vigilance Program by one of the following three ways:


--  Report online ( http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/medeff/report-    declaration/index-eng.php ) at the MedEffect(TM) Canada ( http://www.hc-    sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/medeff/index-eng.php ) section of the Health Canada    website --  Call toll-free at 1-866-234-2345 --  Complete a Canada Vigilance Reporting Form ( http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-    mps/medeff/report-declaration/ar-ei_form-eng.php ) and either:     --  Fax toll-free to 1-866-678-6789     --  Mail to: Canada Vigilance Program         Health Canada        AL 0701C        Ottawa, ON K1A 0K9

 To have postage pre-paid, download the postage paid label ( http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/medeff/report-declaration/post_paid-affranchi-eng.php ) from the MedEffect(TM) Canada ( http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/medeff/index-eng.php ) section of the Health Canada website. The Canada Vigilance Reporting Form ( http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/medeff/report-declaration/ar-ei_form-eng.php ) and the adverse reaction reporting guidelines may also be obtained via this section.

PRODUCT                                          DIN       LOT     RETAILERAcetaminophen 500mg Tablets Extra Strength  02252813   F-38421     ShoppersAcetaminophen 500mg Tablets Extra Strength  02252813   F-37807     ShoppersAcetaminophen 500mg Tablets Extra Strength  02252813   F-40270     ShoppersAcetaminophen 500mg Tablets Extra Strength  02252813   F-34635      LoblawsAcetaminophen 500mg Tablets Extra Strength  02252813   F-34646      LoblawsAcetaminophen 500mg Tablets Extra Strength  02252813   F-34604     ShoppersAcetaminophen, Caffeine & 8mg Codeine                                       Phosphate Tablets                          02251914   F-37011     ShoppersAcetaminophen, Caffeine & 8mg Codeine                                       Phosphate Tablets                          02251914   F-37022       RexallAcetaminophen, Caffeine & 8mg Codeine                                       Phosphate Tablets                          02251914   F-37119      LoblawsAcetaminophen, Caffeine & 8mg Codeine                                       Phosphate Tablets                          02251914   F-37138      LoblawsAcetaminophen, Caffeine & 8mg Codeine                                       Phosphate Tablets                          02251914   F-37178    ProcurityAcetaminophen, Caffeine & 8mg Codeine                                       Phosphate Tablets                          02251914   F-39603     ShoppersMuscle and Back Pain Relief Extra Strength                        Federated Tablets                                    02251884   F-35778         CoopMuscle and Back Pain Relief Extra Strength                                  Tablets                                    02251884   F-35888      LoblawsSinus Medication Night Tablets              02255014   F-38039     ShoppersSinus Medication Night Tablets              02255014   F-38069       ProximSinus Medication Night Tablets              02255014   F-38060       RexallSinus Medication Night Tablets              02255014   F-40068       RexallDaytime Sinus Relief Extra Strength                                         Tablets                                    02252163   F-35331       ProximDaytime Sinus Relief Extra Strength                                         Tablets                                    02252163   F-35475   Jean CoutuDaytime Sinus Relief Extra Strength                                         Tablets                                    02252163   F-35868   Jean CoutuDaytime Sinus Relief Extra Strength                                         Tablets                                    02252163   F-35858   Jean CoutuDaytime Sinus Relief Extra Strength                                         Tablets                                    02252163   F-38293   Jean CoutuDaytime Sinus Relief Extra Strength                                         Tablets                                    02252163   F-38300   Jean CoutuDaytime Sinus Relief Extra Strength                                         Tablets                                    02252163   F-38634     ShoppersMuscle and Back Pain Relief Extra Strength                                  Tablets                                    02251884   F-36641      LoblawsMuscle and Back Pain Relief Extra Strength                                  Tablets                                    02251884   F-36394       RexallMuscle and Back Pain Relief Extra Strength                                  Tablets                                    02251884   F-36384      SafewayMuscle and Back Pain Relief Extra Strength                                  Tablets                                    02251884   F-36384      UniprixMuscle and Back Pain Relief Extra Strength                        Federated Tablets                                    02251884   F-37591         CoopMuscle and Back Pain Relief Extra Strength                                  Tablets                                    02251884   F-37586   Jean CoutuMuscle and Back Pain Relief Extra Strength                       Value Drug Tablets                                    02251884   F-36405         MartMuscle and Back Pain Relief Extra Strength                                  Tablets                                    02251884   F-36641      LoblawsMuscle and Back Pain Relief Extra Strength                                  Tablets                                    02251884   F-36412      LoblawsAllergy & Sinus Relief Extra Strength                                       Tablets                                    02252155   F-40081       RexallAllergy & Sinus Relief Extra Strength                                       Tablets                                    02252155   F-39339       RexallAllergy & Sinus Relief Extra Strength                                       Tablets                                    02252155   F-39263     ShoppersAllergy & Sinus Relief Extra Strength                                       Tablets                                    02252155   F-40344     Shoppers

 

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 8, 2011) - Health Canada is informing Canadians that Pharmetics Inc., a manufacturer of over the counter drugs, has voluntarily recalled, as a precautionary measure, selected lots of six health products currently on the Canadian market. The recalled products are the store brands of the retailers (SEE CHART BELOW).

Pharmetics Inc.'s recall comes as a result of Health Canada's Good Manufacturing Practices inspection at the company's Laval manufacturing site where deficiencies related to the production line were detected, including possible contamination between the product lines and some products labelled with the wrong expiry dates.

Health Canada is monitoring Pharmetics Inc.'s recall of these products and will inform Canadians and take appropriate action if new safety information arises.

Health Canada is reminding Canadians who have purchased or used any of the affected products and who have concerns about their health to speak with their health care practitioner. Pharmetics Inc. is advising their clients, including pharmacies, that consumers should return products to their place of purchase.

In order to help ensure that health products on the Canadian market are safe for use by Canadians and their families, drug establishments are inspected to determine whether they are operating in compliance with Health Canada's regulations and guidelines.

Good Manufacturing Practices are standards designed to ensure an effective overall approach to product quality control and risk management by setting appropriate standards and practices for product manufacturing, testing, storage, handling and distribution.

Consumers requiring more information about this information update can contact Health Canada's public enquiries line at (613) 957-2991, or toll free at 1-866-225-0709.

You can report any adverse reactions associated with the use of health products to the Canada Vigilance Program by one of the following three ways:


--  Report online ( http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/medeff/report-    declaration/index-eng.php ) at the MedEffect(TM) Canada ( http://www.hc-    sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/medeff/index-eng.php ) section of the Health Canada    website --  Call toll-free at 1-866-234-2345 --  Complete a Canada Vigilance Reporting Form ( http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-    mps/medeff/report-declaration/ar-ei_form-eng.php ) and either:     --  Fax toll-free to 1-866-678-6789     --  Mail to: Canada Vigilance Program         Health Canada        AL 0701C        Ottawa, ON K1A 0K9

 To have postage pre-paid, download the postage paid label ( http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/medeff/report-declaration/post_paid-affranchi-eng.php ) from the MedEffect(TM) Canada ( http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/medeff/index-eng.php ) section of the Health Canada website. The Canada Vigilance Reporting Form ( http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/medeff/report-declaration/ar-ei_form-eng.php ) and the adverse reaction reporting guidelines may also be obtained via this section.

PRODUCT                                          DIN       LOT     RETAILERAcetaminophen 500mg Tablets Extra Strength  02252813   F-38421     ShoppersAcetaminophen 500mg Tablets Extra Strength  02252813   F-37807     ShoppersAcetaminophen 500mg Tablets Extra Strength  02252813   F-40270     ShoppersAcetaminophen 500mg Tablets Extra Strength  02252813   F-34635      LoblawsAcetaminophen 500mg Tablets Extra Strength  02252813   F-34646      LoblawsAcetaminophen 500mg Tablets Extra Strength  02252813   F-34604     ShoppersAcetaminophen, Caffeine & 8mg Codeine                                       Phosphate Tablets                          02251914   F-37011     ShoppersAcetaminophen, Caffeine & 8mg Codeine                                       Phosphate Tablets                          02251914   F-37022       RexallAcetaminophen, Caffeine & 8mg Codeine                                       Phosphate Tablets                          02251914   F-37119      LoblawsAcetaminophen, Caffeine & 8mg Codeine                                       Phosphate Tablets                          02251914   F-37138      LoblawsAcetaminophen, Caffeine & 8mg Codeine                                       Phosphate Tablets                          02251914   F-37178    ProcurityAcetaminophen, Caffeine & 8mg Codeine                                       Phosphate Tablets                          02251914   F-39603     ShoppersMuscle and Back Pain Relief Extra Strength                        Federated Tablets                                    02251884   F-35778         CoopMuscle and Back Pain Relief Extra Strength                                  Tablets                                    02251884   F-35888      LoblawsSinus Medication Night Tablets              02255014   F-38039     ShoppersSinus Medication Night Tablets              02255014   F-38069       ProximSinus Medication Night Tablets              02255014   F-38060       RexallSinus Medication Night Tablets              02255014   F-40068       RexallDaytime Sinus Relief Extra Strength                                         Tablets                                    02252163   F-35331       ProximDaytime Sinus Relief Extra Strength                                         Tablets                                    02252163   F-35475   Jean CoutuDaytime Sinus Relief Extra Strength                                         Tablets                                    02252163   F-35868   Jean CoutuDaytime Sinus Relief Extra Strength                                         Tablets                                    02252163   F-35858   Jean CoutuDaytime Sinus Relief Extra Strength                                         Tablets                                    02252163   F-38293   Jean CoutuDaytime Sinus Relief Extra Strength                                         Tablets                                    02252163   F-38300   Jean CoutuDaytime Sinus Relief Extra Strength                                         Tablets                                    02252163   F-38634     ShoppersMuscle and Back Pain Relief Extra Strength                                  Tablets                                    02251884   F-36641      LoblawsMuscle and Back Pain Relief Extra Strength                                  Tablets                                    02251884   F-36394       RexallMuscle and Back Pain Relief Extra Strength                                  Tablets                                    02251884   F-36384      SafewayMuscle and Back Pain Relief Extra Strength                                  Tablets                                    02251884   F-36384      UniprixMuscle and Back Pain Relief Extra Strength                        Federated Tablets                                    02251884   F-37591         CoopMuscle and Back Pain Relief Extra Strength                                  Tablets                                    02251884   F-37586   Jean CoutuMuscle and Back Pain Relief Extra Strength                       Value Drug Tablets                                    02251884   F-36405         MartMuscle and Back Pain Relief Extra Strength                                  Tablets                                    02251884   F-36641      LoblawsMuscle and Back Pain Relief Extra Strength                                  Tablets                                    02251884   F-36412      LoblawsAllergy & Sinus Relief Extra Strength                                       Tablets                                    02252155   F-40081       RexallAllergy & Sinus Relief Extra Strength                                       Tablets                                    02252155   F-39339       RexallAllergy & Sinus Relief Extra Strength                                       Tablets                                    02252155   F-39263     ShoppersAllergy & Sinus Relief Extra Strength                                       Tablets                                    02252155   F-40344     Shoppers

 

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