Proventil / Warrick's albuterol: Overview

Modified on 2009/10/14 21:50 by admin
Proventil and Warrick's albuterol are asthma medications manufactured by Schering-Plough Pharmaceuticals. Both products are inhalers that contain albuterol, a drug meant to control asthma attacks.

In September 1999 and again in March 2000, Schering-Plough announced the recall of 59 million units of Proventil and Warrick's because many of the inhalers did not contain any life saving albuterol. The Food and Drug Administration blames poor manufacturing practices at Schering-Plough's New Jersey plant for the problem.

Recently, the consumer watchdog group Public Citizen announced that several people died from asthma attacks because their Proventil or Warrick's inhalers were void of albuterol. Public Citizen has called on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to launch a criminal investigation into Schering-Plough's conduct regarding the inhaler recall. Public Citizen claims that Schering-Plough knew, or should have known, that its asthma products were faulty. In addition, the watchdog group claims that the company should have taken more aggressive action to rectify the dangerous situation.

People who suffer from asthma rely on emergency inhalers such as Proventil and Warrick's albuterol. If these products do not perform as designed, the results can be deadly. If a loved one died from an asthma attack between 1998 and 2000, it may be important to contact an attorney. Please keep in mind that there may be time limits within which you must commence suit.

See Also

  1. Asthma Drugs: Overview
  2. Asthma: Overview
  3. Breathing: Overview
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