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why did they recall the drug donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine)?

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Dr. Walter Husar
Neurology 33 years experience
Donnatal (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine): The brand medication is still available, don't know if the generic medication is still made.

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