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December 14, 1999

Taro Pharmaceuticals Recalls Fluocinonide Cream

Hawthorne, NY (SafetyAlerts) - The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today reported that Taro Pharmaceuticals is recalling Fluocinonide Cream, USP, 0.05%, in 30 gram tubes, a prescription used as a topical corticosteroid, which has anti-inflammatory, anti-prurtic and vasoconstrictive actions.  Taro is recalling this product because of subpotency at 24 month stability.

This ongoing Class III recall was initiated by the company, by letter dated August 19, 1999.  This is the first notice the FDA has issued to the general public of the recall.

10,000 30-gram tubes were distributed in Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and Tennessee and can be identified by the lot number and expiration date of 7F306 EXP 6/00.

Questions concerning this recall may be directed to the FDA at 1-888-INFO-FDA.

 
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