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March 8, 2000

Syncor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Recalls Sodium Iodide Capsules

Golden, CO (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that Syncor Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is recalling certain Sodium Iodide Capsules because there is an incorrect date of calibration printed on labeling.

According to the FDA, over 180 5-capsule packs were distributed nationwide.

The recalled prescription, or diagnosing thyroid irregularities was sold in:
a) I-123, 7.4 MBq (200 microCi) Capsules with the Lot number of I-3306-1C2.
b) I-123, 3.7 MBq (100 microCi) Capsules with the lot number of I-3306-1C1

This Class III recall was initiated by Syncor by telephone on December 28, 1999, and by letter on January 4, 2000.  This is the first public notice issued by the FDA.  The FDA has stated that the company has completed the required recall procedures.

Questions concerning this recall may be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.
FDA Recall #d-226/227-0

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers March 8, 2000.

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