Health supplements recalled as 26 hospitalised in Japan

Health supplements recalled as 26 hospitalised in Japan

TOKYO: &nbsp, A Japanese drugmaker said on Monday ( Mar 25 ) that 26 people had been hospitalised in relation to health supplements the company has recalled because of concerns over kidney problems.

The prescribed- free supplements contain a type of candida- fermented rice called “beni koji”, which Kobayashi Pharmaceutical apparently says it has supplied to around 50 different firms widespread.

The manufacturer on Friday said it was freely recalling three products containing beni ken, which aims to lower poor cholesterol, after consumer complaints.

On Monday the Osaka- based company said it was conscious of 26 hospitalisations but had” hardly yet reached a summary” on a possible link between the product and kidney issues.

” After analysis… we found a possibility that the raw materials used to make beni koji may contain ingredients that our company had not intended to include”, Kobayashi Pharmaceutical said.