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May 31, 2000

Mallinckrodt Inc. Recalls Methadose

St. Louis, MO (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that Mallinckrodt, Inc. is conducting a recall of certain Methadose(r) (Methadone Hydrochloride Oral Concentrate, USP), 10mg/mL, in 1 quart bottles, because of superpotency.

The recalled Methadose is a prescription for detoxification and maintenance treatment for narcotic addiction.

According to FDA, 1,060 bottles were distributed Nationwide and has the lot number of B01461 EXP 02/01.

This Class II recall was initiated by the company, by telephone, fax and certified mail on May 2, 2000. This is the first public notice issued by the FDA.  The FDA has stated that the company has completed all required recall procedures.

Questions concerning this recall may be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.
FDA Recall #d-380-0

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

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