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May 29, 2002

Pharmacia Corp Has Recalled Various Drugs

(SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released the following information.

P
RODUCT
Adriamycin PFS, (doxorubicin hydrochloride) Injection USP, 150mg/75mL
(2mg/mL), 75 mL Multidose Cytosafe Vial, Rx only, Recall # D-268-2;

Adriamycin PFS, (doxorubicin hydrochloride) Injection, USP, 20mg/10mL
(2mg/mL), 10 mL Single dose Cytosafe Vial. Recall # D-269-2;

Adriamycin PFS, (doxorubicin hydrochloride) Injection USP, 200mg/100mL
(2mg/mL), 100 mL Multidose Cytosafe Vial, Rx only. Recall # D-270-2;

Ellence, (epirubicin hydrochloride) Injection, 200mg/100mL (2mg/mL),
Single use 100 mL Vial, Rx only; Recall # D-271-2;

Ellence, (epirubicin hydrochloride) Injection, 50mg/25mL (2mg/mL), Single
use 25 mL Vial, Rx only. Recall # D-272-2;

Idamycin PFS, (idarubicin hydrochloride) Injection, 10mg/10mL (1mg/mL),
10 mL Single dose Cytosafe Vial, Rx only.
Recall # D-273-2;

Idamycin PFS, (idarubicin hydrochloride) Injection, 20mg/20mL (1mg/mL),
20 mL Single dose Cytosafe Vial, Rx only.
Recall # D-274-2;

Idamycin PFS, (idarubicin hydrochloride) Injection, 5mg/5mL (1mg/mL), 5
mL Single dose Cytosafe Vial, Rx only.
Recall # D-275-2.

CODE
a) Adriamycin PFS
1. Lot R945, Exp 02/03.
2. Lot R944, Exp 02/03.
3. Lots R871 and R910, Exp 02/03 and 02/03.
b) Ellence
1. Lot R870, Exp 03/03.
2. Lot T079, Exp 04/03.
c) Idamycin PFS
1. Lot R993, Exp 03/03.
2. Lot T021, Exp 03/03.
3. Lot T060, Exp 03/03.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Recalling Firm: Pharmacia Corp., Kalamazoo, MI, by letter on May 10, 2002.
Manufacturer: Pharmacia (Perth) Pty Limited, Bentley, WA, 6102, Australia.
Firm initiated recall is ongoing.

REASON
Lack of assurance of sterility.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
57,580 units.

DISTRIBUTION
United States and Puerto Rico.

 
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