Digitek Draws Fire and Lawsuits

Digitek, a drug manufactured by Actavis Totowa to treat irregular heartbeats, has been recalled by the FDA after reports of severe life-threatening drug reactions. The problem with Digitek concerns the amount of its active ingredient digoxin in the pill. Digitek contains more than the amount set forth on the label causing adverse reactions such as a plummeting heart rate, blindness, confusion and incoherent speech.
On April 25, 2008 the FDA announced a nationwide recall of all Digitek tablets because of the potential that the tablets were double the appropriate thickness and contained up to twice the approved level of the active ingredient.