May 31, 2000King Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Recalls Vira-A(r) Ophthalmic Ointment
TN (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and
Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that King Pharmaceuticals, Inc. is conducting a
recall of certain Vira-A(r) Ophthalmic Ointment, USP 3%, (Vidarabine),
in 3.5 gram tubes, because of leaking tubes at crimp end.
According to FDA, 38,704 tubes were
distributed nationwide and affects lot number 5739 EXP 01/02, NDC #61570-367-71 (1 tube
carton) and NDC 61570-367-72 (12 tube carton).
This ongoing Class II recall
was initiated by the company, by letter dated April 12, 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-374-0
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