December 28, 1999Consumer
Health Care Group Recalls HemoridÆ Hemorrhoidal Suppositories
Parsippany, NJ (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) today reported that Consumer Health Care Group is recalling HemoridÆ
Hemorrhoidal Suppositories, made by G&W Laboratories, Inc. because of subpotency of
phenylephrine (stability testing).
This ongoing Class III recall was initiated
by the company by letter on or about October 29, 1998. This is the first public
notice issued by the FDA.
The HemoridÆ Hemorrhoidal
Suppositories, (Zinc Oxide 11%/Phenylephrine Hydrochloride 0.25%), was sold Nationwide and
in Puerto Rico, in boxes of 12. The recall affects all unexpired lots, over 1,227,948
units. The firm estimates none remains on the market.
Questions concerning this recall may
be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.
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