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September 28, 2001

M.E. Pharmaceuticals Recalls Ferocon Capsules, Vinatal Forte and Vinate Advanced

Economy, IN.  (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that M.E. Pharmaceuticals is recalling Ferocon Capsules, Vinatal Forte and Vinate Advanced capsules.

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

RECALL NUMBER, PRODUCT AND CODE:
D-301-1/D-303-1 All three products are Breckenridge Pharmaceutical, Inc. brand, Dist. by: Breckenridge Pharmaceutical, Inc., Boca Raton, FL.

Manufactured by: ME Pharmaceuticals, Division of VESCO, Inc., Richmond, IN.D-301-1

a) Ferocon Capsules, Hematinic Concentrate with Intrinsic Factor, Rx, 100 unit dose capsules per carton (10 capsule blister card, 10 cards per carton), NDC 51991-635-11. D-302-1

b) Vinatal Forte, Prenatal Vitamin Tablet with Iron, Rx, 90 unit dose tablets (10 tablet blister card, 9 cards per carton), NDC 51991-157-91.D-303-1

c) Vinate Advanced, Prenatal Vitamin and Mineral Supplement, Rx, 90 unit dose tablets (10 tablet blister card, 9 cards per carton), NDC 51991-153-91.

CODES:
all lots with expiration date of 1/2003 and prior

REASON:
Subpotent for Folic Acid.

MANUFACTURER/RECALLING FIRM:
M.E. Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Economy, IN.

RECALLED BY:
Manufacturer, via telephone and written notification on 8/30/01

FIRM INITIATED RECALL:
Ongoing.

DISTRIBUTION:
TN

QUANTITY:
a) 1,324,800 capsules; b) 980,640 tablets; c) 500,000 tablets.

 
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