12 Jun '11, 9pm

Taiwan orders Glaxo to recall two antibiotics - TODAYonline: The HinduTaiwan orders Glaxo to recall two antibiot...

TAIPEI - GlaxoSmithKline, the United Kingdom's biggest drugmaker, was ordered to recall two antibiotic products by Taiwan authorities, following a similar demand by the Hong Kong government, after an industrial plasticiser was found in samples of the medicines used to treat bacterial infections. Singapore's Health Sciences Authority (HSA) had earlier said that GlaxoSmithKline's Augmentin Oral Suspension drug available in Singapore has been found safe for consumption. HSA, which took samples for testing earlier this month, had also clarified that the formulations of Augmentin available in Taiwan are not available in Singapore. On Saturday, the Department of Health in Taipei said in a statement on its website that Augmentin powder for syrup 156 mg/5 ml and 457 mg/5 ml must be removed from shelves, Samples of the medicine were found to contain more than 10 parts-per-million o...

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