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March 05, 2003

Akorn Has Recalled Drugs

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

a) Fluoracaine, Fluorescein Sodium and Proparacaine
Hydrochloride Ophthalmic Solution USP, Sterile, Rx Only,
Active : Fluorescein Sodium 0.25%, Proparacaine
Hydrochloride 0.5% ; 5 mL glass screw cap vial with
black propylene cap and sterile dropper.
Recall # D-155-3;
b) Fluress, Fluorescein Sodium and Benoxinate Hydrochloride
Ophthalmic Solution USP; Sterile , Active: Fluorescein
Sodium 0.25%, Benoxinate Hydrochloride 0.4%, 5 mL glass
screw cap vial with black propylene cap and sterile
dropper. Recall # D-156-3.

a) Lot numbers 31061, exp. 3/03; 51121, exp. 5/03; 81051,
exp. 8/03; 11302, exp. 1/04; 51222, exp. 5/04, NDC #
b) Lot numbers 81211, exp. 2/03; 91181, exp. 3/03; 121271,
exp. 6/03; 11392, exp. 7/03; 21042, exp. 8/03; 21052,
exp. 8/03; 41422, exp. 10/03; 51062, exp. 11/03.

Akorn, Inc., Decatur, IL, by letter dated January 14, 2003. Firm
initiated recall ongoing.

Container/closure integrity problems; leaking containers.

a) 129,594 bottles;
b) 222,400 bottles.

Nationwide, Bahamas, Israel, the Phillipines, Canada and Australia.


Selected Recent Recalls

Health Professional:

Did you know?
During 2000 there were over
1050 products recalled in the United
States for safety reasons!

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