FDA DRUG RECALL ALERT: Assured™ Brand Naproxen Sodium Tablets due to Repackaging Error


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – October 20, 2014 – Greensboro, N.C., Contract Packaging Resources, a drug repackaging company, is voluntarily recalling 11,640 boxes of Assured™ brand Naproxen Sodium tablets because some cartons actually contain bottles of Ibuprofen, a different pain reliever. The Ibuprofen bottles were placed in the Naproxen Sodium boxes due to a packaging error. The affected products are: boxes of Assured™ brand Naproxen Sodium Tablets 220mg, 15 count (Lot #FH4102A) [SKU #122368/UPC #639277223685] containing bottles of Ibuprofen softgels in 200mg strength.

Consumers who intentionally avoid using Ibuprofen due to allergy, or other medical conditions, should be advised that they may have inadvertently purchased Ibuprofen 200mg softgels, believing it was Naproxen Sodium 220mg tablets. Allergic reactions can range from mild irritation or hives to serious reactions such as anaphylaxes that may be life-threatening. The firm has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.

The recalled Assured brand drug products were distributed nationwide to Dollar Tree® and sold via the Dollar Tree® retail stores and internet site. Contract Packaging Resources is notifying its distributors and customers directly and arranging for replacement of all recalled products. Consumers may return the recalled products to the place of purchase or contact the firm by phone at 336-252-3422, on Monday – Friday from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (Eastern).

Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product. Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

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HIV/AIDS Treatment Funding Available For Multi-Counties in Washington State

Seattle & King County is offering interested organizations an opportunity to apply for funds under Part A of the federal Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act. Funds will be used to support HIV-related care services located in the Seattle Transitional Grant Area (King, Snohomish, and Island Counties) and made available to eligible residents of these counties.

Visit our website to download the full RFP and accompanying Appendix at www.kingcounty.gov/health/rfp

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Escambia Engine 6

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Escambia Engine 6 made two grabs last night within 3 minutes of arriving on-scene. More Info to follow. Nice Job Brothers!

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Grab in Lawrenceville, Ga

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LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. (AP) – Firefighters in suburban Atlanta were able to rescue a woman from a burning home by pulling her through a window.

Gwinnett County fire officials said the woman, in her 80s, was unconscious when they found her inside a bedroom of the Lawrenceville home shortly after 8:30 p.m. Monday.

Firefighters found the woman unconscious. Authorities say she suffered severe smoke inhalation and a burn injury. She was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Gwinnett County fire officials say the residence was a personal care home for elderly people, and there were a total of eight people inside at the time of the fire.

A second occupant was found outside the home with moderate smoke inhalation. He was taken to a hospital to be evaluated. Their names were not released.

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Rescue in Portland

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PORTLAND >> Two people are recovering and a local firefighter was treated for injuries after a house fire late Sunday night, but the town’s fire chief says the outcome would have been much different if not for a quick rescue by that firefighter.

Firefighter Pete Sulinski lives within a half-mile of the fire scene at 26 Tuccitto Road, a tiny Cape built in 1954 located off Route 66, and was one of the first people on the scene of the reported basement fire around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, Chief Robert Shea said in a phone interview Tuesday.

When he arrived, Sulinski was confronted by a “panicked” man who told him that a woman had gone back into the house and had not come out. Sulinski rushed into the house without his protective gear and quickly grabbed the woman, who had collapsed on a staircase leading to the home’s basement.

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Rescue in Detroit

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DETROIT, Mich. (WJBK) –  When the Detroit Fire Department got to the scene of a duplex fire, first responders were quickly alerted a woman was trapped inside.

Late Wednesday morning, firefighters rescued the woman from the upper level of the building on Washburn, which was engulfed in flames.

Moments earlier, Detroit Police tried their best to save her, but the flames were too hot and the smoke too thick. Officers had to retreat —  then firefighters rushed in.

Sgt. Antwone Perkins was among the first at the scene.

“It was a lot of smoke, I felt heat and an lot of flames,” he said.

There were no other injuries and the cause of the fire is still under investigation.

For more details watch the video for the complete report.

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Trench Rescue in New Haven, Ct

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Eight firefighters, a Yale-New Haven doc and a paramedic rescued a worker trapped in dirt up to his waist in a collapsed trench Tuesday morning. They couldn’t climb right in—or else they would have risked creating a second problem.

The dramatic rescue took place at a Southern Connecticut State University construction site on Wintergreen Avenue near Fitch Street.

Firefighters got the call at 9:15 a.m. that the trench had collapsed and four workers, who had been repairing a corroded steam line, were trapped inside.

Two workers had been helped out of the hole by the time firefighters arrived, according to Battalion Chief William Gould. A third worker was then easily helped out.

But the fourth was stuck, and in distress.

The hole was about seven feet deep, maybe eight feet across and 12 feet long, Gould estimated. The worker’s legs were buried in the dirt.

Gould described what happened next:

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Woman Rescued from Ravine

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A Northern California woman was rescued and rushed to the hospital after being trapped for more than 17 hours when her car crashed in a remote area.

The 28-year-old woman’s car plunged off a ravine Monday afternoon on Mount Hamilton Road in Santa Clara County and no one could find her, even though her OnStar service sent two alerts. But finally, a quick thinking officer found a solution.

The woman was airlifted to Regional Medical Center in San Jose. She’s in stable condition getting X-rays and other tests.

A Coast Guard helicopter transported her to the hospital and doctors wheeled her into the emergency room.

The woman was found 500 feet down a ravine on Mt. Hamilton. The California Highway Patrol says the car went down the embankment Monday sometime around 2 p.m. They were alerted by OnStar, but were given the wrong location and spent hours…

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Rescues in Chicago

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A 1-year-old child and an 18-year-old man were taken to a hospital after they were among three people rescued from an extra-alarm fire in the Back of the Yards neighborhood Wednesday afternoon.

The fire started about 3:20 p.m. in two residential buildings in the 4400 block of South Honore Street. The fire was raised to a 2-11 alarm, with an emergency medical services Plan 1, sending six ambulances to the scene.
Homes burn in Back of the Yards
Chicago firefighters work at the scene where two homes are burning in the 4400 block of S. Honore St. in the Back of the Yards neighborhood of Chicago. (Abel Uribe, Chicago Tribune)

A 1-year-old child and a male teenager were taken the hospital, said Chicago Fire Department spokesman Larry Langford. Several other people were evaluated by paramedics. The teen and both victims were believed in good condition, with the teen going to…

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Heavy Extrication in Grand Rapids, Mich

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Grand Rapids, MI (WZZM) – Grand Rapids Battalion Chief Bart Perry says removing the driver from a semi-truck that overturned on I-196 Thursday morning was the most difficult extrication in his 30 years at the fire department.

“It was a 3 ½ hour extraction,” he says. “I’ve never had anything like that in my entire career.”

The semi overturned at about 6:45 a.m. trying to exit the Interstate at Ottawa Avenue.

Battalion Chief Perry says it took 29 firefighters using every tool on the truck to finally cut the driver out.

He says they had to overcome many challenges.

“The vehicle rolled over onto the driver’s side, which impaired our access,” he explains. “We also had flammable liquids and oil spilling from the vehicle. We didn’t have access to the batteries so at any minute the air bags could deploy causing more harm. And we had traffic trying to get…

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