Akorn Recalls All Human and Animal Drug Products

Akorn Recalls All Human and Animal Drug Products after Mass Employee Layoff

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Akorn Recalls All Human and Animal Drug Products

What: Various human and animal drug products manufactured by and/or for Akorn

Who: Akorn Operating Company LLC

Why: All drugs manufactured by or for Akorn have been recalled due to a mass employee layoff after Akorn Operating Company declared Chapter 7 bankruptcy on February 23, 2023.

How Can I Identify This Recalled Product: Akorn has released multiple lists providing customers with the names of the recalled products. 

What Are My Options: Customers can contact Akorn for more information regarding the recall.

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  • Which Drugs Were Part of the Recall?

    Akorn, in light of the recall, has released an official list of human products they have recalled, which you can find here. The company has also issued a list of its veterinary products that have been recalled, which includes all NDCs and Lots of the following products:

    • Artificial Tears
    • Atropine Sulfate Ophthalmic Solution
    • Butorphic Injection (butorphanol tartrate), 10 mg/mL
    • KETAMINE- ketamine hydrochloride injection, solution
    • Neomycin & Polymyxin B Sulfates & Bacitracin Zinc Ophthalmic Ointment
    • Proparacaine HCl Ophthalmic Solution, 0.5%
    • Tobramycin Ophthalmic Solution 0.3%
    • Vetaket 100 mg/mL Injection (ketamine HCl)
    • VETORPHIC- butorphanol tartrate injection, solution

    Consumers can find the official list of the recalled veterinary products manufactured by Akorn here. For more information about the human products that have been recalled, you can contact Akorn.

  • Why Did Akorn Recall Their Drugs?

    After the company declared Chapter 7 bankruptcy and released its entire staff, no one was available to work in their "Quality program." According to an official risk statement released by the company, "the discontinuation of the Quality program would result in the company's inability to assure that products meet the identity, strength, quality, and purity characteristics that they are purported or represented to possess which render the products adulterated. While specific risks to patients, from the use of these adulterated products, cannot always be identified or assessed, it is also not possible to rule out patient risks resulting from the use of such products."

  • Where Were the Recalled Drugs Sold?

    The recalled products were distributed to and by Wholesalers, Retailers, Manufacturers, Medical Facilities, Repackagers, and online to consumers nationwide.

  • How Do I Know If I Have Recalled Akorn Drugs?

    Customers investigating if their products have been part of the recall can either contact Akorn or refer to the list of human and veterinary products they have recalled.

  • How Do I Dispose of the Recalled Akorn Drugs?

    Akorn is requesting that all of the recalled products are destroyed. Consumers, distributors, or retailers possessing the products that are being recalled should discard them and contact their doctor.

  • Have There Been Any Illnesses or Injuries Reported?

    According to Akorn, they have yet to receive any reports of any adverse events related to the recall.

  • What Can I Do If I Used the Drugs Manufactured by Akorn and Fell Ill?

    If consumers or the animals in their care have experienced any issues that may be traced back to taking or using these recalled products, consumers should immediately contact their physician, their healthcare provider, or their veterinarian for help. 

    In the case that a customer has an adverse reaction or there is a quality issue with the use of the recalled product, they can report the problem to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program by email, post, or fax. Customers can download the reporting form online or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form. Customers can submit the form via fax to 1-800-FDA-0178.

    All adverse reactions or quality problems experienced for veterinary products can be reported to FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine Adverse Event Reporting program via an online form, FDA 1932a, which can be found at www.fda.gov/reportanimalae.

  • Should I Contact an Attorney?

    If you, a loved one, or an animal in your care has continued use of any of the Akorn products listed in the recall and have experienced adverse side effects, you should contact an attorney for help regarding your case. For more information regarding the Akorn recall, you can connect with us today by completing our free, no-obligation case evaluation form today.

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