PharmaTech recalls contaminated oral liquid docusate sodium

PharmaTech LLC, Davie, Florida, is voluntarily recalling all non-expired lots of Diocto Liquid, a docusate sodium solution, due to Burkholderia cepacia contamination. B. cepacia is a bacteria linked to an outbreak in five states. The product is distributed by Rugby Laboratories, Livonia, Michigan. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received several adverse event reports of B. cepacia infections in patients, some of which identify liquid docusate sodium products manufactured by companies other than PharmaTech. FDA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue to investigate the extent of this issue in order to identify other potentially contaminated liquid docusate sodium products. Read the FDA safety alert.