December 14, 1999Taro Pharmaceuticals Recalls
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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