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Ortho Biotech Announces Nationwide Voluntary Recall of Procrit(R) (Epoetin Alfa) Lot Number P114942A
Date:8/5/2008

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Ortho Biotech is announcing that it is voluntarily recalling one manufacturing lot (P114942A) of PROCRIT(R) (Epoetin alfa) after having identified cracks in the necks of a small number of vials upon post-manufacturing inspection. No other lot of this product is affected by this recall. Approximately 44,292 vials of lot P114942A in the following packaging configurations were distributed between April 15, 2008 and July 17, 2008.

NDC Description Lot Expiration

Number Date

59676-312-00 Individual multi-dose vials

of PROCRIT(R) (Epoetin alfa) P114942A 12/10

10,000 U/2mL

59676-312-04 Cartons containing 4

multi-dose vials of PROCRIT(R) P114942A 12/10

(Epoetin alfa) 10,000 U/2mL

Vials exhibiting even slight cracks may not maintain their sterile condition and should not be used for subcutaneous or intravenous injection.

To ensure patient safety, Ortho Biotech is voluntarily recalling PROCRIT vials from this manufacturing lot only. Ortho Biotech is notifying the authorized distributors, prescribing physicians and patients of this recall. The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

PROCRIT from manufacturing lots other than the above, shipped from an authorized distributor is not being recalled.

PROCRIT vials from the above recalled lot should be promptly returned by contacting the returned goods service provider, at (800) 668-4391.

Healthcare providers and patients with questions about this recall notice can contact the Ortho Biotech Medical Information Department at (888) 227-5624, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm EDT.

The amount of PROCRIT being withdrawn represents a very small proportion of the total
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