Japan drugmaker reports death after health supplement recall

March 26, 2024

A Japanese drugmaker said Tuesday it is investigating one death from kidney dysfunction potentially linked to health supplements recalled last week by the firm. The three recalled brands -- "beni koji choleste help" and two similarly named supplements -- contain an ingredient called red yeast rice, or "beni koji". The person who died had regularly purchased one of the recently recalled products over the course of nearly three years, the Osaka-based drugmaker said. Kobayashi Pharmaceutical says it has also supplied red yeast rice to around 50 other firms in Japan and two in Taiwan. Its analysis did not find any citrinin produced by red yeast rice, which is toxic and can damage the kidneys.

The source of this news is from Tuoi Tre News

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