The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a recall for another set of eye drops, following its recent warning about numerous eye drop products. On Wednesday, the FDA revealed the recall of 27 eye drop products from various brands, including CVS Health, Leader (Cardinal Health), Rugby (Cardinal Health), Rite Aid, Target, Velocity Pharma, and Walmart. This action was prompted by the discovery of unsanitary conditions during FDA investigations.
Kilitch Healthcare India Limited, the manufacturer, is voluntarily recalling these products, which encompass all lot numbers with expiration dates ranging from November 2023 to September 2025. The recall is being coordinated through the manufacturer, its distributor Velocity Pharma LLC, retailers, and wholesalers.
This recall comes after the FDA's letter led to Amazon removing seven eye drop products. The FDA warns that users of these supposedly sterile eye drops are at risk of eye infections and other related issues. However, no adverse events connected to this recall have been reported yet. Consumers in possession of these products are advised to stop using them and dispose of them properly. Those experiencing symptoms of an eye infection should seek medical attention. This situation raises concerns about the safety of over-the-counter drugs.