Several eye drops and ointment sold at Walgreens and Walmart recalled


Altaire Pharmaceuticals is recalling eye drops and ointments sold at Walmart and Walgreens locations in the US due to concerns with "quality assurance" at its manufacturing facility.

According to the FDA, "administration of a non sterile product meant to be sterile may result in serious and potentially life-threatening infections or even death".

Altaire Pharmaceuticals Inc. makes their products for Perrigo Company PLC.

A specific list of the items being recalled is available on the FDA website.

Products being recalled that were sold at Walgreens include Lubricant Eye Drops Moisturizing Twin Pack Walgreens, Sodium Chloride Ophthalmic Ointment, 5% Hypertonicity Eye Ointment, Chloride Ophthalmic Solution, 5% Hypertonicity Eye Drops and Lubricant Eye Ointment PF Soothing.

FDA officials say the products may not be sterile, and could cause infections or other injuries.

The expiration dates range from August 2019 to May 2022. Just as the allergy season is in full effect, a few popular eye drop brands have been recalled by the FDA.

Altaire states that the recall is merely a "precautionary measure, ' and that it has not received any 'reports of adverse events" or test results that show the products are non-sterile.