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December 6, 2000

Mutual Pharmaceutical Company Inc. Recalls Prednisone Tablets

Philadelphia, PA (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said today that Mutual Pharmaceutical Company Inc. is recalling certain prednisone tablets because of blend uniformity failure.

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

Prednisone 5 mg Tablets, USP, in 100 and 1000-count bottles, 12 bottles per innerpack, and 12 innerpacks per carton, sold under the Mutual label in 1000-count bottles (NDC #53489-138-10), and the URL label in 100-count bottles (NDC #0677-0117-01), intended for endocrine disorders, rheumatic disorders, collagen diseases, dermatological diseases, allergic states, ophthalmic diseases, respiratory diseases, hematological disorders,
neoplastic diseases, edematous states, and gastrointestinal diseases.

Recall #D-037-1.

Lot Numbers: 42129 EXP 12/02 and 42130 EXP 12/02.

Mutual Pharmaceutical Company, Inc., Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Manufacturer, by letter on October 12, 2000. Firm-initiated recall ongoing.


3,857 100-tablet bottless and 6,391 1000-tablet bottles. Firm estimated that 10% of the recalled lots remained on market at time of recall initiation.

Questions concerning this recall may be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.

Notice of this product warning was sent via email to SafetyAlerts subscribers December 6, 2000.  For more information regarding the SafetyAlerts free email alert service please click here.

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