January 5, 2000Hydromorphone HCL Recalled
by Johnson Matthey
West Deptford, NJ (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) today reported that Johnson Matthey, West Deptford, New Jersey has
recalled Hydromorphone HCL, USP, Rx bulk active ingredient. The product is being
recalled because of black specks in product (graphite).
Product described as:
Hydromorphone HCL, USP, Rx bulk active ingredient. CODE Lot Numbers:
B1016-980201, B1016-980701, B1016-980802. The product was distributed in Minnesota,
Colorado, Texas, Kansas.
This Class III recall was initiated
by the company by telephone and letter on May 6, 1998, July 22, 1998, March 3, 1998, and
November 17, 1999. This is the first public notice issued by the FDA.
The initial amount of the product
distributed was not included in the report, the report stated however that the firm
'estimated' that none remained on the market. The FDA considers this recall to be
FDA Recall #D-159-0.
Questions concerning this recall may
be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.
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