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June 12, 2002

Wyeth Ayerst/Elkin Sinn Cherry Hill Has Recalled Heparin Sodium Injection

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

Heparin Sodium Injection, USP, DERIVED FROM PORCINE INTESTINES, 1000 units/mL, 1 mL DOSETTE Vials, 10 mL and 30 mL Multiple Dose Vials, IV or SC use, Rx only. Recall # D-285-2.

Packaged as: 25 x 1 mL DOSETTE Vials, 25 x 10 mL Multiple Dose Vials, and 25 x 30 mL Multiple Dose Vials.

All Lots.

Wyeth Ayerst/Elkin Sinn Cherry Hill, NJ, by letter on April 29, 2002.
Firm initiated recall is ongoing.

Particulates; clear crystals containing an antioxidant compound from the vial rubber closures (stoppers).

0641-0391-25 -- 108,291 vials;
0641-2440-45 -- 612,058 vials;
0641-2450-45 -- 1,168,878 vials.

Nationwide and Costa Rica.

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