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Nationwide Recall Over-the-Counter Artificial Tears Lubricant Eye Drops

Global Pharma Healthcare has issued an immediate recall of all lots of their Artificial Tears Lubricant Eye Drops within all current expiration periods. The drops have been found to contain a contaminant. As of the writing of this notice, 55 people have reported adverse effects related to these drops, including complete loss of vision, eye infections and even death.

SUMMARY

Date of Recall:

Announced: February 2, 2023

Public Notification: February 2, 2023

Name(s) of Drug:

EzriCare, LLC Artificial Tears Lubricant Eye Drops

Delsam Pharma Artificial Tears Lubricant Eye Drops

Company Name:

Global Pharma Healthcare

Drug Indication:

Dry Eyes

Irritated Eyes

Product Description

The eye drops are packaged in 15mL bottles that are distributed in individual boxes. Each bottle and box are labeled clearly with the name of the product and the dosage (10mg in 1mL).

Reason for Recall

55 people have reported infections, permanent loss of vision and even death after using the product. It is believed that a contaminate in the drops is causing the infection.

Impacts

Consumers who have used the eye drops should discontinue it’s use immediately and notify your medical provider. Monitor your overall health closely in coming weeks and notify your physician of any health related changes or concerns, particularly in relation to your eyes and vision.

Lot information

ALL lots within their current expiration period are being recalled. Any expired medication should always be disposed of properly.

Have you found that your medication is part of the recall? Here’s what you should do:

 Consumers

If you find that your lot of medication is part of this recall, do the following:

  1. Call your doctor right away. Notify them of your use of a recalled medication and report any changes in your vision or concerning symptoms related to your eyes or overall health.
  2. Continue to monitor your health for any adverse symptoms over the next few weeks and notify your physician if any concerns are noted.
  3. Consumers should contact Aru Pharma/Ezricare, LLC at 1-516-715-5181. They are available Mon-Fri from 11:00am to 4:00pm (EST). You can also contact them via email at arupharmainc@yahoo.com. DELSAM Pharma, LLC can be reached at 1-866-826-1306. They are available 11:00am to 4:00pm (EST) and their email is delsampharma@yahoo.com.
  4. If you are currently experiencing or have experienced an adverse reaction to this medication (listed above), notify your physician immediately and notify the FDA by calling 1-800-332-1088 or completing an online reporting form.
  5. Contact MedWaste Management for information and/or assistance with disposing of the recalled medication.

Retailer

  1. Examine all inventory and remove stock that is affected by the recall immediately.
  2. Contact Aru Pharma/Ezricare, LLC at 1-516-715-5181. They are available Mon-Fri from 11:00am to 4:00pm (EST). You can also contact them via email at arupharmainc@yahoo.com. DELSAM Pharma, LLC can be reached at 1-866-826-1306. They are available 11:00am to 4:00pm (EST) and their email is delsampharma@yahoo.com.
  3. Notify the manufacturer of any recalled batches that have already been sold to consumers.
  4. If possible, notify affected consumers of recalled batches that they have already or will receive.
  5. Contact MedWaste Management for information and/or assistance with disposing of the recalled medication.

Wholesaler

  1. Examine all inventory and remove stock that is affected by the recall immediately.
  2. Contact Aru Pharma/Ezricare, LLC at 1-516-715-5181. They are available Mon-Fri from 11:00am to 4:00pm (EST). You can also contact them via email at arupharmainc@yahoo.com. DELSAM Pharma, LLC can be reached at 1-866-826-1306. They are available 11:00am to 4:00pm (EST) and their email is delsampharma@yahoo.com.
  3. Notify affected retailers of recalled batches that they have already or will receive.
  4. Contact MedWaste Management for information and/or assistance with disposing of the recalled medication.

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