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September 13, 2000

Sodium Bicarbonate Injection Recalled by American Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc.

Melrose Park, IL (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said today that American Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc., is recalling its Sodium Bicarbonate Injection, USP, 8.4% (84 mg/mL), for IV use only, in 50 mL single dose vial due to "lack of assurance of sterility" (particle counts exceeding action level).

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

Sodium Bicarbonate Injection, USP, 8.4% (84 mg/mL), for IV use only, in 50 mL single dose vial, Rx for correction of metabolic acidosis and other conditions requiring systemic alkalization.

NDC #63323-006-50. Recall #D-448-0.

Lot #190365 EXP 11/00.

American Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc., Melrose Park, Illinois.

Manufacturer, by letter dated July 26, 2000. Firm-
initiated recall ongoing.


37,500 vials were distributed; firm estimated that little if any remains on the market.

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