• 12 JUL 16
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    Multistate Outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia Infections

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are recommending that both children and adults stop using liquid docusate, a stool softener.

    As of Monday, July 11, 2016, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are recommending that both children and adults stop using liquid docusate, a stool softener. Docusate is available by prescription and over-the-counter and may be known by its brand name Colace. Liquid docusate may be linked to a recent outbreak of a bacterial infection (B. cepacia complex), which the CDC and FDA are investigating.

    Our providers have been informed to stop prescribing liquid docusate to any patients. If you or your child is using this medicine, or have a prescription for it, please contact your primary care doctor. Please note that this information was very recently announced and, as a result, your providers may not be aware of this issue.

    For more information, visit the CDC website:https://www.cdc.gov/hai/outbreaks/b-cepacia/index.html

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