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December 14, 1999
Updated May 24, 1999

Rugby Hemorrhoid Preparation Suppositories Recalled

Norcross, GA (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that Rugby Laboratories is recalling Rugby Hemorrhoid Preparation Suppositories because the product lacks pregnancy-nursing warning.

This ongoing Class II recall was initiated by the company, by letter on August 26, 1999. This is the first notice the FDA has issued to the general public of the recall.  The firm estimated that 250 boxes remained on market at time of recall initiation.

Approximately 1200 cardboard boxes containing 12 suppositories of the recalled medication, manufactured by Hi-Tech Pharmacal, was distributed for sale over the counter in Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, North Carolina, New Jersey, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania and Texas.  This recall affects Lot #906226.

On May 24, 2000 this recall was extended to include Lot #908222.

Questions concerning this recall may be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.

Notice of this product warning update was sent via email to SafeMail subscribers May 24, 2000.

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