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October 3, 2002

Recall Update Purdue Frederick MS Contin Tablet Recall is Complete

(SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released the following information.

PRODUCT
MS Contin Tablets (morphine sulfate) controlled-release, 15 mg, 25 count blister packs, 100 and 500 count bottles.
Recall # D-412-2.

CODE
5H31 (500's)Exp 7/04
5H32 (25's) Exp 7/02
5H33 (25's) Exp 7/02
5H34 (25's) Exp 7/02
5H35 (25's) Exp 7/02
5H36 (100's) Exp 7/04.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Recalling Firm: The Purdue Frederick Co., Norwalk, CT, by letters on August 15, 2002.
Manufacturer: The P.F. Laboratories, Inc., Totowa, NJ. Firm initiated recall is complete.

REASON
Tablet mixup; 30 mg tablets may be in bottles and/or blister packs labeled as containing 15 mg tablets.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
4,571 bottles of 500's; 4,968 bottles of 100's; and 26,455 blisters of 25's.

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide and the Dominican Republic.

 
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