FDA Warns Dollar Store About Tainted OTC Drugs

Dollar Tree store

"We are committed to our customers' safety and have very robust and rigorous testing programs in place to ensure our third-party manufacturers' products are safe", Guiler said in a statement, adding that Dollar Tree plans to meet with the FDA in the near future.

Dollar Tree continued to receive the products after the issues were brought to the company's attention, violating the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act, according to the letter.

The discount retailer has received acne treatment pads and other products from foreign manufacturers that have committed "serious" violations of federal standards, the US Food and Drug Administration said in a November 6 warning letter to the company.

Those products included acne treatment pads and Assured brand drugs.

Not only the FDA says Greenbrier had its contract manufacturers use a testing laboratory that the agency inspected and found used inadequate testing methods.

"Protecting patient health and safety is our highest priority, and the FDA continues to investigate and take action against companies that place US patients at risk".

The letter labeled these products as being placed on "import alert" and detailed "multiple violations" of manufacturing practices at the centers where they were produced.

"We will remain vigilant in our efforts to protect the USA public form companies who put the health of Americans at risk - whether through manufacturing and distribution of products we regulate or other means", Ashley said.

Earlier this month the FDA sent a letter to Greenbrier International, which does business as Dollar Tree, saying Dollar Tree's receipt of adulterated drugs from manufacturers and suppliers received other FDA warnings a year ago, placing them on an import alert.

The federal agency gave Dollar Tree 15 days to outline how it will correct the violations and how it will prevent them from recurring.

Manufacturers that received these warning letters were placed on import alert, which are used to prevent potentially violative products from being imported into the US market.



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