Dr. Reddy's recall affects Walmart, Walgreens, Supervalu

Walmart, Walgreens and Supervalu are all having their private label brands of the gastroesophageal reflux drug ranitidine hydrochloride pulled off of shelves after Indian generics maker Dr. Reddy's Laboratories found microbial contamination of some of the products. According to the FDA notice, a lot of "raw material" used in the manufacture of ranitidine tested positive for Pseudomonas sp. bacteria. The FDA said it is sold by Walmart as Equate, by Walgreens as Wal-Zan and by Supervalu as Equaline. Last year, Dr. Reddy's recalled some lots of its generic of the schizophrenia drug Seroquel from the U.S. after tests raised questions about its sterility. Recall notice | More