Sun Pharma recalls diabetes drug due to fungal contamination

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries recalled two lots of the diabetes drug Riomet over contamination issues.

Riomet is intended for adults and children 10 years and older with type 2 diabetes.

Sun Pharma initiated the recall after discovering the drug contained Scopulariopsis brevicaulis, a fungus that can cause pneumonia, sinusitis and disseminated infections. Patients who take the contaminated drug product could be at risk for infection, although Sun Pharma has not received any reports of adverse events related to Riomet.

The affected product, made by a contract manufacturer, was distributed to wholesale customers nationwide. Sun Pharma notified customers of the recall and is working with them to arrange the return of all recalled products.

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