WASHINGTON - The Food and Drug Administration has issued warnings to eight companies for illegally marketing pain-relief ointments containing ibuprofen. Regulators say the companies do not have permission to market their products, which mix the popular painkiller with other ingredients.
While ibuprofen is available in a variety of tablets like Advil, the FDA has not approved any ointments containing the drug.
The companies include Tennessee-based Wonder Laboratories, New Mexico-based Meditrend, and Alabama-based Progressive Emu Inc. They have 15 business days to respond to the FDA citations.