Warning, Counterfeit Procrit (Epoetin Alfa)
March 14, 2003
On March 12 the U.S. FDA and Ortho Biotech warned of counterfeit Procrit, which is dangerous because the batches found are not sterile, and have no active ingredient. The lot numbers are:
P007645 - 40,000 units/mL, Expiration 10-2004
These lot numbers were also used on authentic Procrit. Sometimes the packages can be distinguished with the help of photos on the Ortho Biotech Web site.
Anyone finding suspicious product should contact the FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, 1-800-835-4709, prompt #1, then prompt #5. Also call Ortho Biotech at 1-800-325-7504.
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