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FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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

PRODUCT
Armour Thyroid Tablets (Thyroid tablets, USP), 1 grain (60 mg), in 50,000 tablet drums, Rx for use as a replacement or supplemental therapy in patients with hypothyroidism. NDC #0456-0459-69.

Recall #D-143-8.

CODE
Lot #19813 EXP 10/98.

MANUFACTURER
Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio.

RECALLED BY
Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc., subsidiary of Forest Laboratories, Inc., St. Louis, Missouri, by letter on April 16, 1998. Firm-initiated recall ongoing.

DISTRIBUTION
Rhode Island, Arkansas, Wisconsin.

QUANTITY
8-50,000 drums were distributed.

REASON
Tablets were found out of specification for weight and thickness.

 

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.