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FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Consumer Media: 888-Info-FDA
May 20, 1998

PRODUCT
Levothroid (levothyroxine sodium tablets, USP), 100 mcg tablets, repackaged in 100 count bottles, indicated as replacement therapy for diminished thyroid function resulting in hypothyroidism, distributed under the AHP American Health Packaging label. NDC #0456-0323-01.

Recall #D-137-8. CODE Lot #6667 EXP 11/99.

MANUFACTURER
Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri.

RECALLED BY
AmeriSource Health Services, doing business as American Health Packaging, Columbus, Ohio, by letter on April 21, 1998. Firm-initiated recall ongoing.

DISTRIBUTION
Virginia, Ohio, Kentucky, New Jersey, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Texas, New York, Florida.

QUANTITY
324 bottles were distributed.

REASON
Dissolution failure.

 

The information contained herein has been obtained from sources that the Company believes to be reliable, however, the Company has not independently verified or confirmed the information and the recipient acknowledges that no representations or warranties are being made in connection with the use of the information.