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March 21, 2000

Merck and Company Recalls Decadron Phosphate Injection

West Point, PA (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that Merck and Company is recalling Decadron(r) Phosphate Injection because of product degradation at 12-month stability. (single degradate.)

According to the FDA, approximately 51,000 vials of Decadron(r) Phosphate Injection (Dexamethasone Sodium Phosphate), USP, 4 mg per 5 ml injection (NDC #0006-7268-03), were distributed nationwide.

The recalled products have the lot numbers of 0580H, 0874H, 1476H, 0051J, 0329J, and 1577H.

This ongoing Class III recall was initiated by Merck and Company, by letter dated February 17, 2000.  This is the first public notice issued by the FDA.

Questions concerning this recall may be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.
FDA Recall #d-253-0

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers March 21, 2000.

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