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All healthcare professionals and the general public are hereby advised by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding the voluntary recall by the marketing authorization holder on the affected lot of the subject product from the market. The details of the product are as follows:

DRUG PRODUCT CHLORAMPHENICOL 5 mg/mL OPHTHALMIC SOLUTION (KLOROBIZ)
REGISTRATION NO. DRP-2605
LOT NO./EXP. DATE 7A04A SEPTEMBER 2020
MANUFACTURER ASHFORD PHARMACEUTICAL LABORATORIES, INC. – 145 P. OLIVEROS ST., ANTIPOLO CITY, RIZAL
TRADER

[Marketing Authorization Holder (MAH)]

PHARMABIZ SOLUTIONS, INC. – SUITE 203 COLUMBIAN BLDG., 160 WEST AVE., QUEZON CITY

The MAH pursued the voluntary recall of the drug product due to the out-of-specification result on its assay observed during the 24th-month out of its three (3) years shelf-life. The assay of a drug product determines the (1) presence of a substance and the amount of that substance, or (2) the pharmaceutical potency of a drug. Therefore, the stated lot presents quality, safety, and efficacy concerns.

Chloramphenicol in ophthalmic solution is indicated for the treatment of acute bacterial conjunctivitis. Chloramphenicol 5 mg/mL Ophthalmic Solution (Klorobiz) is packed in a 10 mL plastic bottle.

Therefore, distributors, hospitals, retailers, pharmacies, or clinics that have the affected lot of the drug product are instructed to discontinue further distribution, sale, and use. All consumers are likewise advised not to purchase or use the affected product lot and may contact Pharmabiz Solutions, Inc. at mobile no. +639274121330 for any question or additional information regarding the recall.

All Local Government Units (LGU) and Law Enforcement Agencies (LEAs) are requested to ensure that the affected product lot are not sold or made available in their localities or areas of jurisdiction.

For more information and inquiries, please e-mail us at c[email protected]. To report continuous sale or distribution of the abovementioned, kindly e-mail us via [email protected]. You may also call the Center for Drug Regulation and Research at telephone number (02) 8809-5596. Any suspected adverse reaction experienced from the use of the product should be reported immediately to the FDA through this link: https://primaryreporting.who-umc.org/Reporting/Reporter?OrganizationID=PH and fill-out all of the required fields.

Dissemination of the information to all concerned is requested.

Attachment:-> FDA Advisory No.2020-745