Stolen drugs are being withdrawn as a precaution

May 16, 2008

Several lots of Doxil, Procrit, and Remicade have been stolen, prompting the manufacturers to issue a voluntary withdrawal of the lots affected.

Centocor and Ortho Biotech are voluntarily withdrawing certain lots of Doxil (doxorubicin HCl liposome injection), Procrit (epoetin alfa), and Remicade (infliximab) because they were stolen while the driver was traveling from a warehouse in Kentucky to a specialty distributor. The stolen goods have not been recovered. Since the companies cannot guarantee that the products were stored at appropriate temperatures even if they were recovered, a withdrawal is considered the best course of action. Health professionals or patients with questions can call (888) 626-5660 for help. Lot numbers being withdrawn are the following:

59676-3100-1Cartons containing six (6) single dose vials of  PROCRIT(R) (epoetin alfa) 10,000 U/mL D091534

 07/2010

59676-3200-4Cartons containing four (4) multidose vials ofPROCRIT(R) (epoetin alfa) 20,000 U/mL P113612 09/2010
59676-3400-1Cartons containing four (4) single dose vials of PROCRIT(R) (epoetin alfa) 40,000 U/mL P10680306/2010
17314-9600-1Cartons containing 1 DOXIL(R) (doxorubicin HCl liposome injection) 20mg in 10mL (2 mg/mL) single use vial071712403/2009
17314-9600-2DOXIL(R) (doxorubicin HCl liposome injection)  50mg in 25mL  (2mg/mL) single use vial071542302/2009
 57894-0300-1Cartons containing one (1) vial of REMICADE(R) (infliximab) 100mg8AM26021P101/2011
57894-0300-1Cartons containing one (1)  vial of REMICADE(R) (infliximab) 100mg8BK35014P102/2011

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