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August 16, 2000

Cortef Oral Suspension Recalled

Kalamazoo, MI (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) stated in a report released yesterday that Pharmacia Corporation is conducting a recall of its Cortef Oral Suspension because the product may not always be effective for the treatment of congenital adrenal hyperplasia.

This is the first public notice of this Class II recall issued by the FDA.

Cortef(r) Oral Suspension (hydrocortisone cypionate) 10 mg/5mL, in 4 fluid ounce units. NDC #0009-0142-01.

Recall #D-447-0.

Lot numbers: 62CAT, 63CAT, 64CAT, 23CRW, 24CRW, 04CJX, 05CJX, 19DAJ, 98DXA and 91DTM.

Pharmacia Corporation, Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Manufacturer, by letter dated July 18, 2000. Firm-initiated recall ongoing.

Nationwide, Belgium, Canada, Chile, Ireland, United Kingdom, Uruguay.

144,357 bottles were distributed.

Questions concerning these recalls may be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.

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Health Professional:

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During 2000 there were over
1050 products recalled in the United
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