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September 13, 2000

Etoposide Injection Recalled by American Pharmaceutical Partners

Melrose Park, IL (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said today that American Pharmaceutical Partners, Inc., is recalling certain lots of its Etoposide Injection because of misbranding - some vial cartons are missing printed text.

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

Etoposide Injection, USP, 20 mg/mL, (100mg/mL), 5 mL multiple dose vial, Rx used in the management of refractory testicular tumors and small cell lung cancer, and must be diluted before I.V. infusion.

NDC #63323-104-05. Recall #D-449-0.

Lot #100006 EXP 01/02.

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

Manufacturer, by letter dated July 27, 2000. Firm-initiated recall ongoing.


12,021 vials were distributed.

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