posted on 29/08/2012: 703 views
The Ministry of Health (MoH) has ordered the withdrawal of Batch No. 517999 of Augmentin 250 mg for children, made by GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), from all public and private hospitals, medical centres, clinics and pharmacies as tiny plastic pieces could mix with the medicine due to a manufacturing failure.
In a statement issued yesterday, MoH's Assistant Undersecretary for Medical Practices and Licensing Dr Amin Hussein Al Amiri said the circular issued by the Ministry also bans further imports of the same batch and orders GSK to provide a detailed report on the withdrawal of the drug and to provide enough quantities to make up for any possible shortage.
All other batches of the said product are safe for human consumption and any side effects which might develop should however be reported online to the ministry, the official said. – Emirates News Agency, WAM
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