September 28, 2001
M.E. Pharmaceuticals Recalls Ferocon Capsules, Vinatal Forte and Vinate
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
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,
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
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.
all lots with expiration date of 1/2003 and prior
Subpotent for Folic Acid.
M.E. Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Economy, IN.
Manufacturer, via telephone and written notification on 8/30/01
FIRM INITIATED RECALL:
a) 1,324,800 capsules; b) 980,640 tablets; c) 500,000 tablets.