Biocon Inc recalls 5,505 bottles of Simvastatin

Biocon Inc, part of biotechnology major Biocon, is recalling in the US 5,505 bottles of cholesterol lowering Simvastatin tablets for being sub-potent, according to the USFDA.

The 5,505 bottles of Simvastatin tablets in the strength of 5 mg are being recalled in a firm initiated ongoing recall due to the product being a ‘subpotent drug’, the United States Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) said in its latest Enforcement Report. The tablets are manufactured by Blu Caribe Dorado for Blu Pharmaceuticals Franklin, it added.

When contacted a Biocon spokesperson said: “The Class III recall for 5 mg tablets of simvastatin pertains to a specific lot manufactured by Blu Caribe (Puerto Rico, USA) for Blu Pharmaceuticals (Kentucky, USA) long before Biocon acquired the simvastatin ANDA from Blu.”

 

Source: ETHealthworld

Date: 21st April, 2016.

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