Perrigo Ships Guaifenesin/PSE Tablets, But Single-Ingredient Snags Linger
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet & The Rose Sheet
Perrigo launches store brand Mucinex D, containing guaifenesin and PSE, manufactured by Allergan, but also suspends marketing its own guaifenesin product due to problems with an excipient used in the formula.
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