May 24, 2000American Pharmaceutical Partners
Recalls Vancomycin Hydrochloride
Park, IL (SafetyAlerts) - The Food
and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that American Pharmaceutical Partners Inc.,
is conducting a recall of its Vancomycin Hydrochloride, USP, Sterile, 10 g, in pharmacy
bulk package. The recall is being conducted because of moisture failure during
The product is a prescription for IV
Infusion after dilution and can identified by Lot Numbers: 180266, 180432, 180449, 180465,
180490, 180635, 180647, 180693.
FDA stated in its report that 44,006
100-mL vials were distributed nationwide and that the firm estimated that 20 percent of
the product remained on market at time of recall initiation.
This ongoing Class III recall
was initiated by the company, by letter dated April 6, 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-362-0
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