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January 5, 2000

Hydromorphone 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 complete.

FDA Recall #D-159-0.

Questions concerning this recall may be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.

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