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May 16, 2002

Glaxo SB Pharmco Has Recalled Bactroban Ointment

(SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said that Glaxo SB Pharmco Has Recalled Bactroban Ointment.

PRODUCT
Bactroban Ointment, brand of mupirocin, 2% Ointment, 22 gram tubes, Rx only, distributed under the SmithKline Beecham Pharmaceuticals, Philadelphia, PA label. Recall # D-241-2.

CODE
Lot No. Exp. date:
50-1B25 11/30/2002
29-1B25 9/30/2002
62-1B25 11/30/2002
84-1B25 2/28/2003
94-1B25 3/31/2003
106-1B25 4/30/2003.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Glaxo SB Pharmco Puerto Rico, Inc., Cidra, Puerto Rico by letter.
FDA initiated recall is ongoing.

REASON
Microbial Contamination; presence of Pseudomona fluorescens, Burkholderia pickettii or Ralstonia paucula.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
194, 580 units (Tubes 22 grams).

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide.

 
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