FDA Orders 500 Cold and Allergy Medicines off Market

The Food and Drug Administration orders 500 prescription cough, cold, and allergy products off the market.

A few of those medicines include Allerx, BPM, and Sildec Syrup.

These products have been removed because the FDA has not evaluated them for medication safety, effectiveness, and quality.

However, Medicine Arts Pharmacist William Bucy says there are alternatives.

"The same ingredients that are in those, that are several over-the-counter medications and other prescription medications. You could just probably just check with your pharmacist and they will be able to call your physician and recommend an alternative or recommend an over-the-counter product that you can substitute some of those," said William Bucy.

A lot of these medicines were pre-dated before the FDA could even test them.

Click here to view list http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm245048.htm


WBKO.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WBKO 2727 Russellville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101-3976 Phone: 270-781-1313 After Hours Hotline: 270-781-6397 Fax: 270-781-1814
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 117365228 - wbko.com/a?a=117365228