Health authorities in St Lucia said on Friday (Jan 17) they were working with retailers in the country to discard over the counter products obtained from the US-based Dollar Tree stores.
In a statement, the Department of Health and Wellness said that the decision follows a statement by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warning against the “Assured” brand of over the counter (OTC) products found at the Dollar Tree stores.
“The Department of Health and Wellness is working with retailers who have these products in their possession to discard them. Also, persons who already have these products in their possession are advised to discard them,” the Department said in a statement without indicating what were the “Assured” products.
However, it urged persons to contact the Drug Inspector for further details.