The tainted eye drops that the Food and Drug Administration recently warned people to stop using ASAP have reportedly been traced back to a factory in India. The more than two dozen affected eye-drop brands sold by retailers like Walmart, CVS, Target and Rite Aid were made by Kilitch Healthcare India Ltd. in Navi Mumbai, India, according to a federal inspection report seen by Bloomberg News.
The report cites unsanitary conditions in the factory, such as workers being barefoot in the facility and falsifying test results so that the products made there appeared to be safe, according to the news site. The FDA has banned the Kilitch factory from shipping any more of its eye drops to the U.S. The FDA also asked the factory to recall its eye drops, but it has not done so yet. Representatives from Kilitch were not immediately available for comment. Last month, the FDA warned that more than two dozen over-the-counter eye drops sold by retailers including Walmart
and Rite Aid
posed a risk of eye infections that could c …