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March 29, 2001

Mislabeled Cancer Drug Recalled

Audience: Wholesalers, hospital pharmacists, and oncology healthcare professionals.

Marburg, Germany (SafetyAlerts) - Aventis Pharmaceuticals has initiated a voluntary recall of Taxotere┬« (docetaxel) for Injection Concentrate 20-mg active and diluent vials.  It has been determined that the Taxotere 20mg vial containing the active ingredient may have inadvertently been labeled as a diluent vial. Aventis has received one product complaint related to this mislabeling.

The lot numbers for this recall are: 0P273 (active) which was packaged together with diluent vials with the following lot numbers: 0T446 (diluent) or 0T449 (diluent).

More information is available in the letter to healthcare professionals.

 
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