Biggest Drug Recalls of the Past Decade

Is it in your medicine cabinet? Check this list of drug recalls to get the most up-to-date information on the prescription and over-the-counter drugs you need to discard (12 Photos)

iVillage Staff on Feb 28, 2012 at 5:56PM

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Biggest Drug Recalls of the Past Decade


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Excedrin, Bufferin, Gas-X, NoDoz

Recall Date: January 8, 2012
: Excedrin, Bufferin, Gas-X, NoDoz
Company/Brand: Novartis
The Hazard: Novarits issued a voluntary recall of Excedrin and Bufferin saying that certain bottles "may contain stray, broken or chipped tablets from other Novartis products." The company is also recalling NoDoz and Gas-X Prevention as a precaution. The recall includes bottles of Excedrin and NoDoz with expiration dates of Dec. 20, 2014 or earlier, and Gas-X Prevention products with expiration dates of Dec. 20, 2013 or earlier. If you have one of the affected drugs stop taking them immediately.
Who to call: Novartis Consumer Relationship Center at 1-888-477-2403 to get information on returning the tainted drugs and get a refund. For more information go to the FDA or Novartis.

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