Unapproved Drug Baczol Ends Up on Maryland Store Shelves

Posted on April 6, 2012

Some unapproved drugs may have made their way into various retail outlets in the state of Maryland.

The Baltimore Department of Health has stated that Baczol, an unapproved pharmaceutical, was being sold in at least three separate stores throughout that city and elsewhere in Maryland.  A number of families reported its presence in convenience marts that cater to the Latino demographic.  The families had bought the item and then related the information to a clinician at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center.

Baczol, which also goes by the names Pediatric Baczol and Baczol Antigripal, is sold as a pediatric cold medicine.  However, not only is the product considered to be a failure in terms of combating conditions it is supposed to treat, but it also contains an antibiotic.  Because of this, it should only be available with a prescription according to the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

The item is being monitored closely by the Food and Drug Administration, who sent out an import alert in regards to the product.

As a personal injury lawyer in Fresno, I can’t stress enough how important it is to take care when buying medicine, especially medicine for children.  It’s imperative that people go online to find out what they’re getting themselves into with a medication.  By finding out if a recall has been issued or a public health notice is in place, consumers can become as well-informed as a Riverside personal injury attorney.

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