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Following a deadly multistate outbreak, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as well as state and local health departments, to investigate an outbreak involving Pseudomonas aeruginosa, a rare and extremely drug-resistant strain of bacteria.
The EzriCare Artificial Tears and Purely Soothing 15% MSM Drops brands of eye drops sold in stores such as Walmart and Amazon, as well as the prescription eye drops Brimonidine Tartrate Ophthalmic Solution, have been linked to a deadly outbreak of Pseudomonas bacterial infections. (used to treat glaucoma).
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Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria was discovered in Global Pharma’s artificial tears, raising consumer concerns. When this dangerous bacteria enters the eye, it can cause severe infections. It can be difficult to treat due to antibiotic resistance, and it can cause eye infections and even vision loss.
It is unclear how the bacteria got into the EzriCare Artificial Tears, but contamination is thought to have occurred in the manufacturing facility. This can occur when the manufacturing environment is not kept clean and disinfected, or when raw materials are not stored or handled properly.
What is Pseudomonas, and Why Is It Dangerous?
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a type of bacteria found in the environment, such as soil and water. It is a common source of healthcare-associated infections such as, but not limited to, the following:
Outbreaks of this highly antibiotic-resistant “superbug” caused an estimated 32,600 infections among hospital patients and approximately 2,700 deaths in the United States in 2017.
Information on Eye Drops Involved in the FDA Recall
The FDA has issued a recall for two brands of eye drops: EzriCare and Delsam Pharma’s Artificial Tears. These items were sold at Walmart and were also available for purchase on Amazon across the country.
To find out if the eye drops you bought are part of the recall, check the National Drug Code (NDC) and Universal Product Code (UPC). (UPC). The eye drops were packaged in a safety-sealed bottle. The NDC and UPC can be found on the outside of the box. The NDC and UPC are serial numbers that are assigned to each medication product.
- Delsam Pharma: NDC 72570-121-15, UPC -72570-0121-15
- Ezricare: NDC 79503-0101-15, UPC 3 79503 10115 7
- Purely Soothing 15% MSM Drops (1 oz): UPC 7-31034-91379-9,
- Purely Soothing 15% MSM Drops (1/2 oz): UPC 7-31034-91382-9
- Brimonidine Tartrate Ophthalmic Solution. 0.15% (5 mL): NDC 60505-0564-1, UPC (01)0(03)60505056415
- Brimonidine Tartrate Ophthalmic Solution. 0.15% (10 mL): NDC 60505-0564-2, UPC (01)0(03)60505056422
- Brimonidine Tartrate Ophthalmic Solution. 0.15% (15 mL): NDC 60505-0564-3, UPC (01)0(03)60505056439
If you have used eye drops that match the NDCs and UPCs listed and developed an infection, we urge you to seek legal counsel immediately. These types of FDA recall cases are time-sensitive.
When Do You Need an EzriCare Artificial Tears Recall Lawyer?
It is recommended to speak with an experienced mass tort attorney if you or a loved one have experienced bacteria-resistant infections after using EzriCare or Delsam Pharma’s recalled eye drops.
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