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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, repackaged in 100 count bottles, under the National PharmPak label, indicated as replacement therapy for diminished thyroid function resulting in hypothyroidism, NDC #0456-0323-01.

Recall #D-139-8. CODE Lot #109732 EXP 11/99.

MANUFACTURER
Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri (responsible firm).

RECALLED BY
National PharmPak Services, Inc., Zanesville, Ohio (repacker), by fax on April 27, 1998, followed by telephone on April 28, 1998. Firm-initiated recall ongoing.

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide.

QUANTITY
2,485 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.