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HHP Medication Safety Watch

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Welcome to HHP Medication Safety Watch. Each month we'll provide links and information about selected medicines and health products from the full FDA list of recalls, withdrawals, and alerts. This can help you stay informed about potential problems with prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines, and health products you may use to treat illness, ease pain, or relieve bothersome symptoms.

May 2021

  • Hand sanitizer (bacterial contamination)
  • Hand sanitizer (contamination with other substances)
  • Male enhancement supplements
  • Dietary supplements

April 2021

  • Hand sanitizer (bacterial contamination)
  • Hand sanitizer (contamination with other substances)
  • Male enhancement supplements
  • Acetaminophen
  • Guanfacine
  • Thyroid medication

March 2021

  • Hand sanitizer (packaging)
  • Hand sanitizer (contamination)
  • Male enhancement supplements
  • Spironolactone
  • Telmisartan

February 2021

  • Dietary supplements
  • Blood thinner
  • Pulse oximeters

January 2021

  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Oral rinse
  • Hand sanitizers (countrywide alert)
  • Metformin, extended-release

December 2020

  • Skin treatments for breastfeeding and infants
  • Topical anesthetic
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Oral rinse
  • Medication mix-up
  • Blood thinner

November 2020

  • Nutritional supplement
  • "Immune booster"
  • Oral rinse
  • Metformin, extended-release

October 2020

  • Skin salves or creams
  • Hand sanitizer packaging
  • Oral rinse
  • Metformin, extended-release
  • NSAIDs during pregnancy

September 2020

  • Male enhancement pills
  • Hand sanitizers
  • Thyroid medicines
  • Metformin, extended-release
  • Labels on benzodiazepines

August 2020

  • Hand sanitizers
  • Goldenseal root powder
  • Nasal spray medications
  • Metformin, extended-release

July 2020

  • Hand sanitizers
  • CBD oil
  • Hemp oil
  • Metformin, extended-release

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