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December 11, 2000

Gout Drug Colchicine Recalled

Troy, MI (SafetyAlerts) - According to a wire story carried on Yahoo news, the maker of the gout drug Colchicine has issued a recall after at least three people were sickened by a batch that was too potent.

The story states the affected lot number is 1EC9300.

Two people who took the drug were hospitalized in critical condition at Paoli Memorial Hospital in suburban Philadelphia, spokesman Richard Wells said. Details about the location and condition of the third person were not available.

For more information about Gout, please see this article offered by the NIH.

The drug is distributed by Phyne Pharmaceuticals of Scottsdale, Ariz.

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