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Don’t use these recalled topical antibiotics when you need first aid

As summer activities bring scrapes, cuts and burns, Phillips Company is recalling nine brands of topical antibiotic products after an FDA inspection of the manufacturing facilities.
As summer activities bring scrapes, cuts and burns, Phillips Company is recalling nine brands of topical antibiotic products after an FDA inspection of the manufacturing facilities. Miami Herald File

As summer activities bring scrapes, cuts and burns, Phillips Company is recalling nine brands of topical antibiotic products after an FDA inspection of the manufacturing facilities.

The brands being recalled are Tetrastem, Diabecline, Tetracycline-ABC, VenomX, Acneen, StaphWash, StringMed, NoPain and LidoMed. All the products are sold nationwide in 5 ml dropper bottles. Most are used to prevent infection from those skin-breaking moments common to kids, especially during summer.

The recall notice from Phillips on the U.S. Food & Drug Administration site states, “The products are being recalled after an FDA inspection found significant manufacturing practices that calls into question the safety, identity, strength, quality and purity of unexpired drug products made at the firm during the past three years.”

Consumers with questions can e-mail Phillips at hp@valliant.net or call 580-746-2430, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Anyone experiencing a bad reaction should contact their doctor, then the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online or by calling 800-332-1088 and requesting a reporting form. The form can be returned by mail or faxed to 800-332-0178.

David J. Neal: 305-376-3559, @DavidJNeal

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