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Eye Drop Recall Extends To CVS Store Brands, Non-Sterile Product

Altaire Pharmaceuticals, Inc., announced last week it is recalling eye lubricants, drops and ointments made exclusively for CVS because they may not be sterile. Non-sterile products that are intended to be used as sterile may result in serious and/or potentially life-threatening illnesses.

To date, there have been no reports, of illness or injuries related to this product. This recall comes weeks after the manufacturer recalled brands made exclusively for Walgreens and Walmart for the same reason.

For a full list of affected products, follow this link here to view lot numbers and expiration dates recalled products. Report adverse actions online here. You can also call 1-800-332-1088 to make a report. If you think you are having a reaction seek medical attention immediately.

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