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Epoetin Alfa

Last Updated: December 14, 2010
Status: Resolved

Reason for the Shortage

  • Centocor Ortho Biotech voluntarily recalled 187 lots of their Procrit products because they may contain very thin glass flakes that can occur from the Procrit interacting with the glass vials over time.
  • Amgen voluntarily recalled many lots of their Epogen presentations because they may contain very thin glass flakes that can occur from the Epogen interacting with the glass vials over time. 

Estimated Resupply Dates

  • Centocor Ortho Biotech recalled several Procrit lots but the company has unaffected product available for all Procrit presentations.
  • Amgen recalled lots in all Epogen (epoetin alfa) strengths but states there is unaffected product available for each presentation.

Updated

December 14, 2010; November 2, 2010; October 18, 2010; October 6, 2010; September 24, 2010; September 23, 2010; September 22, 2010; University of Utah, Drug Information Service. Copyright 2010, University of Utah, Drug Information Service.

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