Health Packaging Recalls Levothroid Tablets
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Consumer Media: 888-Info-FDA
July 7, 1999
Columbus, OH (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) today reported that AmeriSource Health Services Corporation, doing
business as American Health Packaging is recalling Levothroid Tablets because of
Levothroid (levothyroxine sodium tablets USP), 50
mcg, packed in 100 tablet bottles, Rx indicated as replacement therapy for diminished
thyroid function resulting in hypothyroidism. NDC #00456-0321-01.
Forest Pharmaceuticals, St. Louis, Missouri.
AmeriSource Health Services Corporation, doing business as American Health Packaging,
Columbus, Ohio, by letter mailed on April 14, 1999. Firm-initiated recall ongoing.
Ohio, Minnesota, Kentucky, Indiana, Florida, New Jersey, Alabama, Maine, Virginia,
Georgia, Oregon, Connecticut California, North Carolina.
500 bottles were distributed.