St. Louis-based ETHEX Corp. issued a recall this weekend of its morphine sulfate pillstoday after discovering some tablets have as much as double their safe size. This unsafe size can be responsible opiate overdose from the life-threatening excess of morphine.
(NOTE: This should not be confused with the earlier digitek recall for similar unsafe manufacturing errors.)
The specific tablet lots subject to the ETHEX recall were of the 30 and the 60 milligram (mg) varities of the morphine sulfate tablets. These defective tablets have been on the market from for just under two years, June 2006 and May 2008. The 30 mg ETHEX morphine sulfate tablet is oval-shaped and pink with “30” on its front and “E” on its back. The 60 mg ETHEX morphine sulfate tablet is also oval-shaped and has an “E” on its back but is white with “60” on its front.
Potential drug injuries from morphine overdose include difficulty breathing, low blood pressure, and hypotension. Many of these side-effect injuries can be life-threatening.
FDA officials are helping the ETHEX Corporation with this recall of these potentially dangerous morphine sulfate pills from market.
Morphine sulfate tablets are a Schedule II narcotic of the opiate family used to relieve extreme pain.
If you believe you or a loved one has suffered injury from this dangerous morphine pill and would like to pursue legal action against those responsible for ETHEX morphine sulphate injury or death, call HHP at (615) 353-0930 or fill out our drug injury initial response form for a free consultation with myself or one of our other qualified, Nashville drug injury lawyers.