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FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Consumer Media: 888-Info-FDA
April 28, 1999

Spectrum Quality Products Recalls Liothyronine Sodium

PRODUCT
Liothyronine Sodium, USP, bulk powder, Rx, packaged in 250 mg, 1g, and 5g units, for further manufacture or prescription compounding by pharmacies. Recall #D-187-9.

CODE
Lot numbers: ML0014, NJ0033, NF0248, and NF0301.

MANUFACTURER
Medisca, Inc., Plattsburgh, New York (domestic supplier bulk drug); Topchem S.R.L., Milano, Italy (foreign bulk drug supplier).

RECALLED BY
Spectrum Quality Products, Gardena, California, by certified mail and telephone beginning March 9, 1999. Firm-initiated recall ongoing.

DISTRIBUTION
California, Connecticut, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, Montana, New Mexico, New York, Texas, Utah, Wisconsin.

QUANTITY
13 250-mg bottles; 11 1-g bottles; 2 5-g bottles were distributed.

REASON
Misbranded - Product is actually levothyroxine not liothyronine sodium as labeled

 

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