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January 17, 2002

Abbott, Eli Lilly and GlaxoSmithKline Have Recalled Tazicef & Tazidime

Abbott Park, IL (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Abbott, Eli Lilly and
GlaxoSmithKline have recalled
Tazicef & Tazidime.

PRODUCT
Tazicef (Ceftazidime for Injection) 1 gram 15,20 & 100 mL vial; Tazicef (Ceftazidime for Injection) 2 gram 21,60 & 100 mL vial; Tazicef (Ceftazidime for Injection) 6 gram 100 mL vial. Recall Nos. D-071-02/D-073-02. Tazidime (Ceftazidime for Injection,USP) 1 gram 15,20 & 100 mL vial; Tazidime (Ceftazidime for Injection,USP) 2 gram 21,60 & 100 mL vial; Tazidime (Ceftazidime for Injection,USP) 6 gram 100 mL vial. Recall Nos. D-074-02/D-076-02.

CODE
Tazicef & Tazidime:

Abbott Product Numbers:
K5082-16, K5083-11, K5084-11, K5085-11, and K-5086-11 and

Eli Lilly Product Numbers: VL72310, VL72340, VL72380,
VL72390, and VL72410

Tazicef ADD-Vantage & Tazidime:

Abbott Product Numbers: K5090-16 and K5091-11

Eli Lilly Product Numbers: VL72900 and VL72910

Abbott Product #K5082-04-16, NDC#0007-5082-16 Lots:
59004DA exp. Nov-01, 59011DA exp. Nov-01,
59012DA exp. Nov-01, 59016DA exp. Nov-01,
61017DA exp. Jan-02, 61018DA exp. Jan-02,
62001DA exp. Feb-02, 68012DA exp. Aug-02,
69007DA exp. Sep-02, 71010DA exp. Nov-02,
72001DA exp. Dec-02, and 72006DA exp. Dec-02.

Abbott Product #K5083-04-01, NDC#0007-5083-11 Lots:
61008DA exp. Jan-02 and 70003DA exp. Oct-02.

Abbott Product #K5084-04-01, NDC#0007-5084-11 Lots:
59013DA exp. Nov-01, 59014DA exp. Nov-01,
59015DA exp. Nov-01, 61005DA exp. Jan-02,
64005DA exp. Apr-02, 71011DA exp. Nov-02, and
76029DA exp. Apr-03.

Abbott Product #K5085-04-01, NDC#0007-5085-11 Lot:
61009DA exp. Jan-02

Abbott Product #K5086-04-01, NDC#0007-5086-11 Lots:
58008DA exp. Oct-01, 60002DA exp. Dec-01,
60003DA exp. Dec-01, 71009DA exp. Nov-02,
72007DA exp. Dec-02, 73020DA exp. Jan-03, and
77007DA exp. May-03.

Abbott Product #K5090-04-01, NDC#0007-5090-16 Lots:
58005DA exp. Oct-01, 58006DA exp. Oct-01,
72003DA exp. Dec-02, and 75020DA exp. Mar-03.

Abbott Product #K5091-04-11, NDC#0007-5091-16 Lots:
58007DA exp. Oct-01, 61003DA exp. Jan-02, and
61004DA exp. Jan-02.

Eli Lilly NDC#0002-7290-25 Lots:
8010T90 exp. 3/31/02, 8020T90 exp. 4/30/02,
8029T90 exp. 9/30/01, 8030T90 exp. 4/30/02,
8039T90 exp. 9/30/01, 8040T90 exp. 5/31/02,
8049T90 exp. 9/30/01, 8050T90 exp. 5/31/02,
8059T90 exp. 10/31/01, 8069T90 exp. 10/31/01,
8079T90 exp. 10/31/01, 8089T90 exp. 10/31/01,
8099T90 exp. 10/31/01, 8109T90 exp. 11/30/01,
8129T90 exp. 12/31/01, and 8139T90 exp. 12/31/01.

Eli Lilly NDC#0002-7238-10 Lot: 4019T83 exp. 12/31/01

Eli Lilly NDC#0002-7231-25 Lots:
1010T82 exp. 2/28/02, 1011T82 exp. 1/31/03,
1020T82 exp. 2/28/02, 1029T82 exp. 11/30/01,
1030T82 exp. 2/28/02, 1039T82 exp. 11/30/01,
1040T82 exp. 4/30/02, 1050T82 exp. 7/31/02,
1060T82 exp. 11/30/02, 1070T82 exp. 11/30/02, and
1080T82 exp. 12/31/02.

Eli Lilly NDC#0002-7291-10 Lots:
9010T91 exp. 3/31/02, 9019T91 exp. 10/31/01,
9020T91 exp. 3/31/02, 9029T91 exp. 11/30/01,
9030T91 exp. 4/30/02, 9039T91 exp. 11/30/01, and
9040T91 exp. 4/30/02.

Eli Lilly NDC#0002-7239-10 Lot:5019T85 exp. 12/31/01

Eli Lilly NDC#0002-7234-10 Lots:
2010T84 exp. 2/28/02, 2019T84 exp. 11/30/01,
2020T84 exp. 3/31/02, 2030T84 exp. 4/30/02,
2040T84 exp. 5/31/02, and 2050T84 exp. 11/30/02.

Eli Lilly NDC#0002-7241-16 Lots:
6010T86 exp. 2/28/02, 6011T86 exp. 1/31/03,
6020T86 exp. 4/30/02, 6029T86 exp. 10/31/01,
6039T86 exp. 10/31/01, 6049T86 exp. 11/30/01,
6059T86 exp. 11/30/01, and 6069T86 exp. 11/30/01.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Recalling Firm: Abbott Laboratories Abbott Park, IL, (Abbott, Eli Lilly and GlaxoSmithKline) jointly issued a recall letter dated 10/29/01 via certified mail.

Manufacturer: GlaxoSmithKline Conshohocken, PA.
Firm initiated recall ongoing.

REASON
Lack of assurance of sterility

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
1124637 units

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide
.

 
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