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Acella Pharmaceuticals, LLC, Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Certain Lots of NP Thyroid® (Thyroid Tablets, USP) Due to Sub Potency

April 30, 2021 -- Acella Pharmaceuticals, LLC, is voluntarily recalling certain lots listed in the Tables 1 and 2 below of 15-mg, 30-mg, 60-mg, 90-mg and 120-mg NP Thyroid®, Thyroid Tablets, USP [levothyroxine (T4) and liothyronine (T3)] to the consumer level. The products are being recalled because routine testing has found these lots to be sub potent. The product contains less than 90% of the labeled amount of liothyronine (T3) and/or levothyroxine (T4).

Risk Statement: Patients being treated for hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid), who receive sub potent NP Thyroid®, may experience signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) which may include, fatigue, increased sensitivity to cold, constipation, dry skin, puffy face, hair loss, slow heart rate, depression, swelling of the thyroid gland and/or unexplained weight gain or difficulty losing weight. There is reasonable risk of serious injury in newborn infants or pregnant women with hypothyroidism including early miscarriage, fetal hyperthyroidism, and/or impairments to fetal neural and skeletal development. In elderly patients and patients with underlying cardiac disease toxic cardiac manifestations of hyperthyroidism may occur, such as cardiac pain, palpitations or cardiac arrhythmia. To date, Acella has received 43 reports of serious adverse events that could possibly be related to this recall.

NP Thyroid®, Thyroid Tablets, USP is composed of levothyroxine and liothyronine, and used to treat hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid). The products subject to recall are packed in 100-count and 7-count bottles. See product images below.

To best identify the product, the NDC’s, Product Description, Lot Numbers and Expiration Dates are listed on Attachment A hereto. These lots were distributed nationwide in the United States to Acella’s direct accounts, including wholesalers, pharmacies, and healthcare offices.

Acella is proactively notifying its consignees to discontinue distribution of the above referenced lots being recalled and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Patients who are currently taking NP Thyroid® from the lots being recalled should not discontinue use without contacting their healthcare provider for further guidance and/or a replacement prescription.

Consumers with questions about the recall can email Acella Pharmaceuticals at recall@acellapharma.com or contact our representatives at 1-888-424-4341, Monday through Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm ET. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

  • Complete and submit the report Online
  • Regular Mail or Fax: Download form or call 1- 800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Attachment A

Table 1. List of 35 Recalled Commercial Lots (100-count Bottles)

# Product Description NDC Number Lot Number Exp. Date Distribution Dates
1 NP Thyroid® 15mg Tablets 42192-327-01 M327D20-1 3/31/2022 08/11/2020 - 10/06/2020
2 NP Thyroid® 15mg Tablets 42192-327-01 M327D20-3 3/31/2022 07/20/2020 - 09/29/2020
3 NP Thyroid® 15mg Tablets 42192-327-01 M327H19-3A 7/31/2021 06/23/2020 - 07/08/2020
4 NP Thyroid® 15mg Tablets 42192-327-01 M327L19-1 4/30/2021 03/04/2020 - 04/30/2020
5 NP Thyroid® 120mg Tablets 42192-328-01 M328H19-2B 8/31/2021 09/16/2020 - 09/24/2020
6 NP Thyroid® 120mg Tablets 42192-328-01 M328J19-11 8/31/2021 04/15/2020 - 06/09/2020
7 NP Thyroid® 120mg Tablets 42192-328-01 M328J19-2A 8/31/2021 07/28/2020 - 08/07/2020
8 NP Thyroid® 120mg Tablets 42192-328-01 M328J19-3A 8/31/2021 08/07/2020 - 09/02/2020
9 NP Thyroid® 120mg Tablets 42192-328-01 M328J19-4A 8/31/2021 08/31/2020 - 02/09/2021
10 NP Thyroid® 120mg Tablets 42192-328-01 M328J19-5A 8/31/2021 09/04/2020 - 11/18/2020
11 NP Thyroid® 120mg Tablets 42192-328-01 M328J19-6A 8/31/2021 09/14/2020 - 10/16/2020
12 NP Thyroid® 120mg Tablets 42192-328-01 M328J19-7A 8/31/2021 09/29/2020 - 10/14/2020
13 NP Thyroid® 120mg Tablets 42192-328-01 M328K19-2 9/30/2021 04/02/2020 - 10/02/2020
14 NP Thyroid® 120mg Tablets 42192-328-01 M328K19-4A 9/30/2021 09/25/2020 - 11/25/2020
15 NP Thyroid® 30mg Tablets 42192-329-01 M329D20-1 3/31/2022 05/12/2020 - 02/02/2021
16 NP Thyroid® 30mg Tablets 42192-329-01 M329D20-2 3/31/2022 06/22/2020 - 09/08/2020
17 NP Thyroid® 30mg Tablets 42192-329-01 M329D20-3 3/31/2022 07/13/2020 - 09/28/2020
18 NP Thyroid® 60mg Tablets 42192-330-01 M330D20-1 3/31/2022 08/11/2020 - 03/16/2021
19 NP Thyroid® 60mg Tablets 42192-330-01 M330D20-2 3/31/2022 09/25/2020 - 10/12/2020
20 NP Thyroid® 60mg Tablets 42192-330-01 M330J19-2A 8/31/2021 06/16/2020 - 06/16/2020
21 NP Thyroid® 60mg Tablets 42192-330-01 M330J19-4A 8/31/2021 07/28/2020 - 08/19/2020
22 NP Thyroid® 60mg Tablets 42192-330-01 M330J19-5A 8/31/2021 06/18/2020 - 06/24/2020
23 NP Thyroid® 60mg Tablets 42192-330-01 M330J19-6A 8/31/2021 07/01/2020 - 07/15/2020
24 NP Thyroid® 60mg Tablets 42192-330-01 M330J19-7A 8/31/2021 06/10/2020 - 06/30/2020
25 NP Thyroid® 60mg Tablets 42192-330-01 M330J19-9A 8/31/2021 05/29/2020 - 06/04/2020
26 NP Thyroid® 60mg Tablets 42192-330-01 M330K19-10 9/30/2021 03/31/2020 - 05/07/2020
27 NP Thyroid® 60mg Tablets 42192-330-01 M330K19-1A 9/30/2021 08/19/2020 - 08/26/2020
28 NP Thyroid® 60mg Tablets 42192-330-01 M330K19-9 9/30/2021 05/04/2020 - 08/26/2020
29 NP Thyroid® 90mg Tablets 42192-331-01 M331J19-10A 8/31/2021 08/19/2020 - 08/27/2020
30 NP Thyroid® 90mg Tablets 42192-331-01 M331J19-11 8/31/2021 04/03/2020 - 04/27/2020
31 NP Thyroid® 90mg Tablets 42192-331-01 M331J19-2A 8/31/2021 07/28/2020 - 08/05/2020
32 NP Thyroid® 90mg Tablets 42192-331-01 M331J19-6A 8/31/2021 09/29/2020 - 10/08/2020
33 NP Thyroid® 90mg Tablets 42192-331-01 M331K19-1 9/30/2021 04/27/2020 - 06/10/2020
34 NP Thyroid® 90mg Tablets 42192-331-01 M331K19-2 9/30/2021 04/23/2020 - 07/29/2020
35 NP Thyroid® 90mg Tablets 42192-331-01 M331K19-6 9/30/2021 06/11/2020 - 07/08/2020

Table 2. List of 3 Recalled Sample Lots (7-count Bottles)

# Product Description NDC Number Lot Number Exp. Date Distribution Dates
1 NP Thyroid® 15mg Tablets 42192-327-07 M327D20-1 3/31/2022 08/04/2020 - 03/19/2021
2 NP Thyroid® 30mg Tablets 42192-329-07 M329D20-2 3/31/2022 08/14/2020 - 03/19/2021
3 NP Thyroid® 120mg Tablets 42192-328-07 M328J19-9B 8/31/2021 01/25/2021 - 03/19/2021

Company Contact Information

Consumers:
Acella Pharmaceuticals
1-888-424-4341
recall@acellapharma.com
Source: FDA

Acella Pharmaceuticals, LLC Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Two Lots of NP Thyroid® (Thyroid Tablets, USP) Due to Sub Potency

September 17, 2020 -- Acella Pharmaceuticals, LLC is voluntarily recalling one lot of 15-mg and one lot of 120-mg NP Thyroid®, Thyroid Tablets, USP [levothyroxine (T4) and liothyronine (T3)] to the consumer level. The products are being recalled because testing has found these lots to be sub potent. The product may have as low as 87% of the labeled amount of levothyroxine (T4). More information can be found at npthyroid.com/product-updates.

Risk Statement: Patients being treated for hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid), who receive sub potent NP Thyroid®, may experience signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) which may include, fatigue, increased sensitivity to cold, constipation, dry skin, puffy face, hair loss, slow heart rate, depression, swelling of the thyroid gland and/or unexplained weight gain or difficulty losing weight. There is reasonable risk of serious injury in newborn infants or pregnant women with hypothyroidism including early miscarriage, fetal hyperthyroidism, and/or impairments to fetal neural and skeletal development. In elderly patients and patients with underlying cardiac disease toxic cardiac manifestations of hyperthyroidism may occur, such as cardiac pain, palpitations or cardiac arrhythmia. To date, Acella has received four reports of adverse events for these lot numbers possibly related to this recall.

NP Thyroid®, Thyroid Tablets, USP is composed of levothyroxine and liothyronine, and used to treat hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid). The products subject to recall are packed in 100-count bottles. See product images.

To best identify the product, the NDC’s, Product Description, Lot Numbers and Expiration Dates are listed. These lots were distributed nationwide in the USA to Acella’s direct accounts, including wholesalers, pharmacies, and healthcare offices. Additionally, consumers may be able to determine that their product is not impacted by the recall if the “use by,” “discard after,” or “expiration date” on their prescription bottle is on or after December 2020.

Product NDC Lot # Exp. Date
NP Thyroid® 15, Thyroid Tablets, USP, ¼ grain (15 mg) 42192-327-01 M327E19-1 October 2020
NP Thyroid® 120, Thyroid Tablets, USP, 2 grain (120 mg) 42192-328-01 M328F19-3 November 2020

See Product Labels:

Acella is proactively notifying its wholesalers by email and phone to discontinue distribution of the two above referenced lots being recalled and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Patients who are currently taking NP Thyroid® from the lots being recalled should not discontinue use without contacting their healthcare provider for further guidance and/or a replacement prescription.

Consumers with questions about the recall can email Acella Pharmaceuticals at recall@acellapharma.com or contact our representatives at 1-888-280-2044 Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm ET. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

  • Complete and submit the report Online
  • Regular Mail or Fax: Download form or call 1- 800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Source: FDA


RLC Labs, Inc., Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of All Lots of Nature-Throid® and WP Thyroid® with Current Expiry Due to Sub Potency

September 3, 2020 -- RLC Labs, Inc. is voluntarily recalling a total of 483 lots of Nature-Throid® and WP Thyroid® in all strengths, all counts of product within current expiry to the consumer level. The products are being recalled because testing of samples from six (6) lots by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration found the samples to be sub potent. The product may have as low as 87% of the labeled amount of Liothyronine (T3) or Levothyroxine(T4).

Risk Statement: Patients being treated for hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid), who receive sub potent Nature-Throid® or WP Thyroid®, may experience signs and symptoms of hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid) which may include, fatigue, increased sensitivity to cold, constipation, dry skin, puffy face, hair loss, slow heart rate, depression, swelling of the thyroid gland and/or unexplained weight gain or difficulty losing weight. There is reasonable risk of serious injury in newborn infants or pregnant women with hypothyroidism including early miscarriage, fetal hyperthyroidism, and/or impairments to fetal neural and skeletal development. In elderly patients and patients with underlying cardiac disease toxic cardiac manifestations of hyperthyroidism may occur, such as cardiac pain, palpitations or cardiac arrhythmia. RLC Labs, Inc. has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.

Nature-Throid® and WP Thyroid® (thyroid tablets, USP) is composed of liothyronine and levothyroxine, and are used to treat hypothyroidism (underactive thyroid). The products subject to recall are packaged in 30, 60, 90, 100 and 1,000 count bottles.

To best identify the product, the NDC’s, Product Descriptions, Lot Numbers and Expiration Dates are listed in the below documents. These lots were distributed nationwide in the USA to RLC Labs, Inc.’s direct accounts, including healthcare professionals and retail pharmacies.

RLC Labs, Inc. is proactively notifying its wholesalers by email, mail and phone to discontinue distribution of the product being recalled and is arranging for the return of all recalled products. Patients who are currently taking Nature-Throid® and WP Thyroid® should not discontinue use without contacting their healthcare provider for further guidance and/or replacement prescription.

Consumers with questions about the recall can email RLC Labs, Inc. at recall@rlclabs.com or contact RLC Labs, Inc. Customer Service at 1-877-797-7997, Monday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm MST (AZ) and Friday from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm MST (AZ).

Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

  • Complete and submit the report Online
  • Regular Mail or Fax: Download form or call 1- 800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Source: FDA


Westminster Pharmaceuticals, LLC. Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of Levothyroxine and Liothyronine (Thyroid Tablets, USP) Due to Risk of Adulteration

Announcement: Westminster Pharmaceuticals, LLC is voluntarily recalling all lots, within expiry, of Levothyroxine and Liothyronine (Thyroid Tablets, USP) 15 mg, 30 mg, 60 mg, 90 mg, & 120 mg to the wholesale level. These products are being recalled as a precaution because they were manufactured using active pharmaceutical ingredients that were sourced prior to the FDA’s Import Alert of Sichuan Friendly Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd., which as a result of a 2017 inspection were found to have deficiencies with Current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP). Substandard cGMP practices could represent the possibility of risk being introduced into the manufacturing process.

To date, Westminster Pharmaceuticals has not received any reports of adverse events related to this product.

Levothyroxine and Liothyronine (thyroid tablets, USP) for oral use is a natural preparation derived from porcine thyroid glands. Thyroid tablets contain both tetraiodothyronine sodium (T4 levothyroxine) and liothyronine sodium (T3 liothyronine). Levothyroxine and Liothyronine tablets (thyroid tablets, USP) are indicated as replacement or supplemental therapy in patients with hypothyroidism. Appropriate adjustments of the various therapeutic measures directed at these concomitant endocrine diseases are required. Thyroid is not associated with serious adverse reactions and does not have a known tumorigenic potential.

Because these products may be used in the treatment of serious medical conditions, patients taking the recalled medicines should continue taking their medicine until they have a replacement product.

The products subject to recall are packed in 100-count bottles. To best identify the product the NDC’s, Product Description, Lot numbers and Expiration dates are listed below. These lots were distributed nationwide in the USA to Westminster’s direct accounts.

NDC Product Lot Expiration
69367-159-04 Levothyroxine and Liothyronine (Thyroid Tablets, USP) 15mg X 100ct 15918VP03 2/29/2020
15918VP02 2/29/2020
15918VP01 2/29/2020
15918007 3/31/2020
15918006 3/31/2020
15918005 2/29/2020
15918004 12/31/2019
15918003 12/31/2019
15918002 12/31/2019
15918001 12/31/2019
15917VP03 10/31/2019
15917VP02 10/31/2019
15917VP01 10/31/2019
69367-155-04

Levothyroxine and Liothyronine (Thyroid Tablets, USP) 30mg X 100ct

15517VP01 8/31/2019
15517VP02 8/31/2019
15517VP03 8/31/2019
15518001 12/31/2019
15518002 3/31/2020
69367-156-04 Levothyroxine and Liothyronine (Thyroid Tablets, USP) 60mg X 100ct 15618011 3/31/2020
15618009 2/29/2020
15618008 2/29/2020
15618004 12/31/2019
15618002 12/31/2019
15617VP06 11/30/2019
15617VP05 11/30/2019
15617VP04 12/31/2019
15617VP03 7/31/2019
15617VP01 7/31/2019
15617VP-02 7/31/2019
69367-157-04 Levothyroxine and Liothyronine (Thyroid Tablets, USP) 90mg X 100ct 15717VP-01 7/31/2019
15717VP-02 7/31/2019
15717VP-03 7/31/2019
15718004 3/31/2020
15717002 12/31/2019
69367-158-04 Levothyroxine and Liothyronine (Thyroid Tablets, USP) 120mg X 100ct 15817VP-01 9/30/2019
15817VP-02 9/30/2019
15817VP-03 9/30/2019
15818001 3/31/2020

Westminster is notifying its direct accounts by email and by phone to immediately discontinue distribution of the product being recalled and to notify their sub-wholesale accounts of this product recall and make arrangements for impacted product to be returned to Westminster. Instructions for returning recalled products are given in the Recall Notice Letter and Recall Response Form. Consumers that have these products which are being recalled should not discontinue use before contacting their physician for further guidance.

Customers and patients with medical-related questions, information about an adverse event or other questions about the Westminster’s product’s being recalled should contact Westminster’s Regulatory Affairs department by phone at: 888-354-9939

  • Live calls are received Monday-Friday, 9:00AM - 5:00PM EST with voicemail available 24 hours/day, 7 days/week or email recalls@wprx.com.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.


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