Add another country to the recall list for Pfizer’s blood pressure medicines.
Monday, the company pulled one lot of Accuretic off shelves in the U.K., continuing its busy month of voluntary recalls as a precautionary measure because of the presence of cancer-causing agents.
Earlier this month in Canada, Pfizer issued two rounds of recalls for Accuretic and another for blood pressure medicine Inderal. Then last week in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, Pfizer pulled back Accuretic and its two generic versions produced by Greenstone.
The initiative in Canada included 23 batches of the blood pressure meds. In the U.S. and Puerto Rice, the move covered 11 lots.
The most recent recall in England is for tablets that were first distributed in April 2020 and are set to expire Oct. 30. Pharmacies and wholesalers are asked to quarantine and return any available stock from the batch.