The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that Master Herbs, Inc. has had to voluntarily recall one of its products, due to the presence of morphine. Master Herbs Licorice Coughing Liquid does not list on its label that it contains the opioid, morphine, in its 100 milliliter bottles sold in Chinese grocery stores. The consumer believing they are getting a natural, healthy cough syrup could get the unwelcome surprise of depressed respirations and even death from hypersensitivity to morphine. Young children are especially prone to such respiratory depression from morphine during a respiratory illness, as well as people taking other medications that could interact dangerously with the opioid.
The recall allows for consumers to return their bottles of the Licorice Coughing Syrup to the retail outlet where it was purchased and those who have distributed it through retail or wholesale outlets have been told to stop selling it and return remaining product on their shelves to Master Herbs, Inc.
If you or a loved one has been harmed by Master Herbs Licorice Coughing Syrup, consult your medical provider and do not hesitate to contact the caring professionals at Inserra & Kelley Law Offices. Our firm values your safety and health, and you may be entitled to compensation.