CVS nasal spray recalled over concerns of potential bacterial contamination


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    The FDA has announced that a CVS-brand nasal spray has been voluntarily recalled over concerns of potential bacterial contamination.

    Product Quest Manufacturing, a Florida company that makes the spray initiated the recall after discovering that the product was contaminated with a bacterium called Pseudomonas aeruginosa, LiveScience reports.

    The recall is for CVS Health 12 Hour Sinus Relief Nasal Mist (Lot# 173089J), according to a statement from the FDA.

    The FDA says: “Repetitive use of a nasal spray containing a gram-negative pathogen can potentially lead to colonization and subsequent infection which can be life threatening in certain patient populations, such as those with cystic fibrosis or immuno-compromised.”

    Product Quest has not received any reports of problems with the product.

    “Product Quest is notifying its customers by oral and written communication and is arranging for return/replacement etc. of all recalled products,” the FDA says. “Consumers/distributors/retailers that have product which is being recalled should stop using the product and return it to the place of purchase or discard the product.”

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