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June 28, 2002

Roche Laboratories Has Recalled Tamiflu Capsules

Nutley, NJ (SafetyAlerts) -  The Food and Drug Administration said that Roche Laboratories has recalled Tamiflu Capsules (oseltamivir phosphate).


PRODUCT
Tamiflu Capsules (oseltamivir phosphate),75mg, 10 capsule cartons and 15 x1 capsule Professional Samples, Rx only. Recall # D-336-2.

CODE
Cartons of 10 Capsules
B1022-01, exp. 6/02
B1023-01, exp. 6/02
B1024-01, exp. 6/02
B1025-01, exp. 6/02
B1029, exp. 9/02
B1029-01, exp. 9/02
B1025-02, exp. 6/02

Physician Samples (15s)
B1025-03, exp. 6/02.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Recalling Firm: Roche Laboratories, Nutley, NJ, by letter on April 19, 2002.
Manufacturer: F. Hoffmann - La Roche, AG CH-4070 Basel, Switzerland.
Firm initiated recall is ongoing.

REASON
Potential cross contamination with active ingredients which could include mefloquine, levodopa/benserazide, and/or sulfamethoxazole.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
1,021,141 trade lots; 1,800 free goods; 153,264 physician samples.

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide
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