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Here are the recalls involving Potassium Supplements. I take these as well due to chronic low Potassium...but have no idea if mine are affected since the VA re-bottles the meds. There are 2 e-mails:

Recall on Ther-Rx Brand Potassium Supplements

The Ther-Rx Corporation, a subsidiary of KV Pharmaceutical, has

recalled all lots of Ther-Rx brand microK Extencaps which

contain the active ingredient potassium chloride. These recalled

capsules may have been manufactured under conditions that did

not meet the current manufacturing standards called Good

Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs). Ther-Rx is now recalling all of

their products to ensure that these products do not reach

patients.

The Ther-Rx capsules and the NDC numbers involved in the recall

are listed below. The NDC number is a product number that is

sometimes listed on a prescription label.

microK Extencaps 8mEq, (NDC 64011-0010-04, NDC 64011-0010-11, &

NDC 64011-0010-08)

microK Extencaps 10mEq, (NDC 64011-0009-04, NDC 64011-0009-11, &

NDC 64011-0009-08)

For more information, please visit:

http://www.ther-rx.com/pressRelease012809.aspx and

http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/therrx01_09.html

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Recall on All ETHEX Brand Potassium Chloride Capsules and

Tablets

The ETHEX Corporation, a subsidiary of KV Pharmaceutical, has

recalled all lots of ETHEX brand potassium chloride extended

release capsules and tablets. These recalled capsules and

tablets may have been manufactured under conditions that did not

meet the current manufacturing standards called Good

Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs). Some ETHEX products have

recently had specific lots recalled due to defects found,

including oversized tablets. ETHEX is now recalling all of their

products to ensure that no other defective products remain

available to patients.

The ETHEX capsules and tablets and the NDC numbers involved in

the recall are listed below. The NDC number is a product number

that is sometimes listed on a prescription label.

Potassium Chloride ER Capsules, 8mEq (NDC 58177-677-04 & NDC

58177-677-08)

Potassium Chloride ER Capsules, 10mEq (NDC 58177-001-04, NDC

58177-001-08, NDC 58177-001-09, & NDC 58177-001-11)

Potassium Chloride ER Tablets, 20mEq (NDC 58177-202-04, NDC

58177-202-08, NDC 58177-202-09 & NDC 58177-202-11)

For more information, please visit:

http://www.ethex.com/news/pressRelease012809.aspx and

http://www.fda.gov/medwatch/safety/2009/safety09.htm#Ethex

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It's criminal that the VA still prescribes potassium chloride when safe chelated (bound up in a protein rather than a salt) forms of the mineral have been available for years. Medical doctors do this precisely because potassium chloride is dangerous and therefore controlled by prescription. They have no control over chelated potassium supplements which can be purchased openly anywhere vitamins and minerals are sold.

The same scam operates with the drug Lithium carbonate, used to treat bipolar disorder. Most people with these mood disorders have a potassium deficiency. Potassium is essential and found in every cell of the body. Lithium is chemically similar, but a toxin, and so can only be prescribed and monitored by an MD psychiatrist.

To regain your health, follow the money until you see where it leads, then move out in the opposite direction. See my post on how I recovered with orthomolecular therapy. Good Luck!

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