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Perrigo Company Issues Nationwide Recall Of Children's Cough Medicine

| by Amanda Andrade-Rhoades
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It’s cold and flu season, but consumers have one less treatment available on the shelves.

Perrigo Company announced on Jan. 11 that it was issuing a voluntary nationwide recall of its children's cough medicine due to incorrect marks on the dosage cups in the package. Nine retailers -- Sunmark, Rite-Aid, Topcar, Kroger, GoodSense, Dollar General, Care One, and CVS -- have removed two flavors of the store-branded cough medicine from their shelves, Consumerist reports.

The recall is to prevent any accidental overdoses, the symptoms of which are nausea, vomiting, tachycardia, irregular heartbeat, seizures, respiratory depression and death. The recalled medication is sold under the store’s in-house brands and come in grape and cherry flavors.

Periggo has set up a site to help consumers determine if they own any of the recalled medication. 

“There have been no reports of adverse events to Perrigo as a result of the incorrect dosage markings,” Joseph Papa, CEO of Perrigo, said in a statement, according to Consumerist. “Perrigo is taking this action to maintain the highest possible product quality standards for our retail customers and consumers. We are taking this action because it is the right thing to do.”

Sources: Consumerist, Periggo Company / Photo Credit: frankieleon/Flickr, whiskeyandtears/Flickr