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I received these notices in my e-mail today from the FDA. If you want to do the same you can go to the FDA website and subscribe to their regular newsletter which will notify you of all recalls...it's eye-opening about all the stuff you don't hear about!!!

I'm not posting these to scare anyone....just to inform.

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PRODUCT

Propranolol Hydrochloride Extended Release Capsules, USP, 120 mg, 100 Capsules; NDC 0228-2780-11; Rx only, Recall # D-173-2009

CODE

Lot: 071A81, Exp. 12/2009

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER

Actavis Elizabeth LLC, Elizabeth, NJ, by letters on December 15, 2008. Firm initiated recall is ongoing.

REASON

Potency; failed stability specification for fill weight of capsules (too much or too little active).

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE

7,434 bottles

DISTRIBUTION

Nationwide

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PRODUCT

a) Gabapentin Tablets, 600 mg, 100 Tablets, Rx Only, NDC 0185-0107-01, Catalog number: 010701. Recall # D-176-2009;b)Gabapentin Tablets 800 mg, 100 Tablets, Rx Only, NDC 0185-0113-01, Catalog number 185011301. Recall# D-177-2009

CODE

a) Lot numbers: MK061367, MK061078, MK061079, MK061080, MK061081, MK061368, MK061082, MK061407, MK061408, MK061409, MK061410, MK061511, MK061512, MK061513, MK061514, MK061515, MK061642, MK070039, MK070040, MK070041, MK070042, MK070043, MK071311, MK071530, MK071531, MK071532, MK071633, MK071534, MK071535, MK071536, MK071537, MK071538, MK072721, MK072722, MK072723, MK072724, MK072725, MK072300, MK072301, MK072302, MK072303 and MK072304;

B) Lot numbers: MK061424, MK061423, MK061083, MK061084, MK061516, MK061519, MK061520, MK061518, MK061517 and MK062068

RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER

Sandoz, Inc., Wilson, NC, by letter on August 8, 2008. Firm initiated recall is ongoing.

REASON

Exceeds Impurity Specification (lactam).

VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE

369,464 units

DISTRIBUTION

AR, CA. CO, GA, IN, MA, MD, NJ, NY and OH

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This happened recently on the Potassium recall....I took the e-mail to the VA pharmacist; they took it in the back room and then came out and told me that they didn't use that type that was included in the recall. Were they being honest with me? I will never know.

My other med I received in the original bottle (Nitro) and was able to show them; so they had to replace it on the spot.

I receive a couple of my meds in original bottles. I think that if the VA re-bottles meds; they should be required to provide the manufactuer and lot numbers.

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