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December 28, 1999

Consumer 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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