Ethex Corporation Issuing Recall For Morphine Tablets and Other Medications

In January 2009, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Ethex Corporation issued a voluntary recall of more than 60 medications deemed unfit for use. The list includes morphine tablets, narcotics, cardiac drugs and prenatal and iron supplements. The Ethex recall follows reports of faulty manufacturing, which could potentially expose patients to deadly amounts of medication. In some instances, morphine tablets administered almost twice the amount of the recommended dosage.

Patients who have taken morphine tablets or other recalled Ethex products are at severe risk for death from overdose, as well as several other adverse side effects, including arrhythmia, low blood pressure and respiratory depression.

If you or someone you know has taken these medications and experience side effects, please seek immediate medical attention.

Ethex Recall and Morphine Side Effects

Ethex Corp., a subsidiary of KV Pharmaceutical Company, has recalled approximately 60 products from the wholesale and retail levels due to faulty manufacturing that is not in compliance with the current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP). The oversized medications have a correspondingly higher dosage level that could lead to a variety of serious health complications, including death. Some of the most cited adverse reactions to the defective Ethex products include:

  • Bluish tint to skin and fingernails
  • Coma
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Drowsiness
  • Fainting
  • Irregular heartbeat
  • Low blood pressure
  • Nausea
  • Seizures
  • Vomiting
  • Weak pulse

The recalled medications had a wide range of intended uses. As such, the side effects of overdose differ significantly. Consumers can view a full list of recalled drugs on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Web site.

Morphine Recall Lawsuits

If you or someone you know suffered harm as a result of defective drugs by Ethex Corporation, you may be entitled to compensation. Defective drugs and their manufacturers are held to strict liability laws, and can be held responsible for the damages caused by their defective products. In many instances, victims join a class action lawsuit, which could potentially award millions of dollars of compensation for victims.

To learn more about filing a claim against Ethex Corporation, contact our Pensacola personal injury lawyers the law firm of Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis and Overholtz at (844) 794-7402 today.