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May 31, 2000

King Pharmaceuticals Inc. Recalls Vira-A(r) Ophthalmic Ointment

Bristol, 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

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers May 31, 2000.

 
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