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May 31, 2000

G.C. Hanford Mfg. Recalls Certain Lots of Cefuroxime for Injection

Princeton, NJ (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that G.C. Hanford Mfg. is recalling Cefuroxime for Injection USP, 7.5 mg, IM/IV use, pharmacy bulk package for preparing IV admixtures, Rx. because of Mislabeling - back panel of carton incorrectly declares 750 mg of Cefuroxime activity per mL instead of the correct per 8mL.

The product can be identified by codes: C2424 EXP 6/01, C2522 EXP 11/01, C2562 EXP 3/02.

FDA stated in its report that 9,150 vials of lot C2424 and 8,870 vials of lot C2522 were distributed to California, Florida, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, Minnesota, Mississippi, North Carolina, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Washington state, Wisconsin, West Virginia, international. None of lot C8760 left the control of Bristol-Myers Squibb.

This ongoing Class III recall was initiated by the company, by letter dated May 9, 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-392-0
NDC #59772-6569-1

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

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