Drugmaker issues nationwide recall of generic Xanax over fears a ‘foreign substance’ could cause infections


The drugmaker behind a generic form of Xanax has issued a nationwide recall of its popular anxiety medication over fears of a ‘foreign substance’ in the pills, the company announced Friday.

Bottles containing 500 doses of 0.5 mg Alprazolam tablets shipped out between July and August are thought to be affected.

Mylan, which sells the drug, did not provide any details on what the ‘foreign substance’ in question might be, and said that no patients had reported illnesses or injuries after taking its drugs.

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