America's Health Protection Agency has said that there is a danger of spreading infection, even death, from India's eye drops. So far more than 55 people have suffered from this infection.
New Delhi: An Indian pharmaceutical company has recalled a consignment of eye drops from the US market. America’s Health Protection Agency has said that there is a risk of spreading infection, even death, from this eye drop. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention says that the use of this eye drop should be stopped immediately, as it is spreading infection among people. So far more than 55 people have been affected by this infection and one person has lost his life.
The CDC is testing unopened bottles of EzriCare Artificial Tears eye drops manufactured by Chennai-based Global Pharma Healthcare. At the same time, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that it is going to take steps to restrict the import of products.
The organization said, “The FDA warns consumers and physicians to immediately stop using Ezricare Artificial Tears, an eye drop, in view of the potential danger. This eye drop can cause eye infection, which may result in blindness or death.” Might as well be.”
This is the third incident in the past few months of Indian pharmaceutical products being linked to deaths in other countries.
The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is testing unopened bottles of EzriCare Artificial Tears eye drops, manufactured by Chennai-based Global Pharma Healthcare, while the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it has moved to restrict imports of products made by the company.
“FDA is warning consumers and health care practitioners not to purchase and immediately stop using EzriCare Artificial Tears or Delsam Pharma’s Artificial Tears due to potential bacterial contamination. Using contaminated artificial tears increases risk of eye infections that could result in blindness or death,” the agency said on Thursday.
So far, at least five of the 11 patients who have had infections directly in their eyes have lost their vision, a CDC spokesperson was quoted as saying by the network.
Pseudomonas aeruginosa can cause infections in the blood, lungs, or wounds and the germ has been proving tougher to treat in recent times because of antibiotic resistance.
The bacterium usually spreads to people in hospitals or other healthcare settings when they’re exposed to contaminated water or soil, where it typically lives, according to the CDC.
The India-made brand of eye drops are the latest pharmaceutical product from the country to land under scrutiny after dozens of deaths among children in Gambia and Uzbekistan last year linked to cough syrups.