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PharmaTech Liquid Drug Products Voluntary Recall

PharmaTech issued a voluntary recall of liquid drug products distributed by Leader Brand, Major Pharmaceuticals, and Rugby Laboratories. This recall was issued because these products might be contaminated with a bacteria called Burkholderia cepacia which may cause serious infections in some people.

This may represent a potential health hazard or safety risk to plan members who may be using product affected by this recall.

A complete list of products affected by this recall is provided here:

You should not continue to use product that is affected by this recall. Please call your doctor right away for advice if you may be using affected product. Your doctor is familiar with your medical history and can suggest the best treatment option for you. If you need a prescription for a different medicine, please call your doctor.

CVS Caremark Response: If you are currently using PharmaTech liquid drug products, please call a Customer Care representative toll-free at 1-866-823-5184. We will give you more information and help with arrangements for the return of any affected product.

For more information regarding product distributed by Rugby Laboratories or Major Pharmaceuticals, please call Rugby/Major Customer Support toll-free at 1‑800‑645‑2158, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 8:00 pm (ET). For more information regarding product distributed by Leader Brand, please call Leader Customer Support toll-free at 1-800-200-6313 option #1, Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 7:00 pm and Friday, 8:00 am. To 5:00 pm (ET). You may also call the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) toll-free at 1‑888‑INFO-FDA (1‑888-463-6332) or visit their Web site at

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