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South Korea Regulator Orders Up To 1,000 Drugs Pulled For Asbestos

This article was originally published in PharmAsia News

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South Korea's FDA has ordered drug makers, pharmacies and others to trash an estimated 1,000 drugs and medical products containing talc or talcum powders feared to contain asbestos. The names of the products suspected of being contaminated were not yet disclosed. A scare of contamination began with 11 brands of baby powder, but later an estimated 1,000 drugs were known to contain the widely used talc, a key ingredient in making pills, particularly capsules. The Central Pharmaceutical Affairs Review Committee is set to advise the KFDA on which drugs to pull from the market. (Click here for more

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