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May 24, 2000

Parke-Davis Recalls Rx Birth Control Pills for Subpotency

However product has already past it's expiration date

Morris Plains, NJ (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that Parke-Davis, a Division of Warner Lambert Company., is conducting a recall of its Estrostep(r) Fe Tablets, a prescription contraceptive.   The recall is being conducted because of subpotency (at 12 month stability).

The product is packaged in 28 tablet dispensers and further identified by Lot Numbers: 44808F EXP 3/00, 44908F EXP 3/00, and 44708F
(Expired 2/00).

FDA stated in its report that 29,703 units were distributed and that the firm estimated a minimal amount remained on market at time of recall initiation.   The product was distributed nationwide.

This ongoing Class III recall was initiated by the company, by UPS ground tracking service on February 22, 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-364-0
NDC #0071-0928-47

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers May 24, 2000.

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