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Gilead Sciences Recalls CMV Drug Vistide for Possible Contamination

February 15, 2013

Gilead Sciences, a bio-pharmaceutical company, has voluntarily recalled Vistide®, a product used to treat cytomegalovirus in AIDS patients, because "particulate matter" was discovered in some vials of the drug. The description of the contaminated product reads: Vistide® -- cidofovir injection, NDC #61958-0101-1, Lot # B120217A, Expiration Date May 2015. Gilead distributed Vistide Lot #B120217A to wholesalers and hospital and retail pharmacies in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Gilead has contacted all customers by email and letter and will arrange for the return of Vistide product lot # B120217A. U.S. customers should call Stericycle at 1-888-965-5791, Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Eastern Time to obtain information on returning Vistide product lot # B120217A.

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