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August 14, 2002

Forest Pharmaceuticals Has Recalled Levothroid Tablets

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

PRODUCT
a) Levothroid Tablets (levothyroxine sodium tablets, USP),
100-mcg, 100-count and 5,000-count bottles. Recall # D-377-2.
b) Levothroid Tablets (levothyroxine sodium tablets,
USP), 125-mcg, 100-count bottles. Recall # D-378-2.

CODE
a) 125 mcg. - Lot 70035, Exp. 07/2002, 100-count
Lot 70038, Exp. 07/2002, 100-count
Lot 80033, Exp. 08/2002, 100-count
Lot 80034, Exp. 08/2002, 100 count
b) 100 mcg. - Lot 80017, Exp. 08/2002, 5,000 count
Lot 80019, Exp. 08/2002, 5,000 count
Lot 90014, Exp. 09/2002, 5,000 count
Lot 120028, Exp. 01/2003, 100 count.

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
Recalling Firm: Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc., St. Louis, MO, by letters dated May 30, 2002.
Manufacturer: Forest Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Cincinnati, OH.
Firm initiated recall is ongoing.

REASON
Subpotent prior to expiration date.

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
790/5,000-tab. btls; 64,637/100-tab. btls.

DISTRIBUTION
Nationwide
.

 
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