Sun Pharma, Dr Reddy’s, Aurobindo, Jubilant Pharma Recall Products In The U.S.
Tablets are arranged for a photograph. Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Sun Pharma, Dr Reddy’s, Aurobindo, Jubilant Pharma Recall Products In The U.S.

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Drugmakers, including Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd., Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd., Aurobindo Pharma Ltd. and Jubilant Pharma, are recalling products in the U.S. market, the world’s largest for pharmaceutical products, for various reasons.

Sun Pharma, according to the latest enforcement report by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, is recalling Cequa ophthalmic solution, which is used to treat chronic dry eye.

The American-based subsidiary of the Mumbai-based drug major is recalling 37,400 cartons (60 vials per carton) of the ophthalmic solution for being “subpotent”, the U.S. health regulator said.

The Princeton, New Jersey-based firm initiated the nationwide recall of the affected lot on Feb. 22, this year, it added.

Similarly, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories is recalling 10,440 (90-count) and 2,24,710 (500 count) bottles of atorvastatin calcium tablets in the U.S.

The Hyderabad-based firm is recalling the drug, which is used to prevent cardiovascular disease, for “failed impurities/degradation specifications”, the FDA said.

The U.S.-based unit of the drug major initiated the nationwide recall on Feb. 19, 2021, and the FDA has categorised it as class III recall which is initiated in a “situation in which use of, or exposure to, a violative product is not likely to cause adverse health consequences”.

The drug firm is also recalling 16,449 bottles of progesterone capsules (200 mg), used to cause menstrual periods in women who have not yet reached menopause, in the U.S. market for “failed dissolution specifications”.

The company has initiated the nationwide recall of the lot on Feb. 26, this year and the FDA has classified it as a class II recall which is initiated in a situation in which use of, or exposure to, a violative product may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences or where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote.

Hyderabad-based Aurobindo Pharma is recalling 1,296 bottles of famotidine tablets, used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease, in the U.S. market for presence of foreign tablets.

“Famotidine 20mg and ibuprofen 400mg tablets were found in a lot of famotidine 40mg,” the FDA noted.

The company initiated the nationwide recall on January 20 and the FDA has classified the action as class II.

Besides, Salisbury-based Jubilant Cadista Pharmaceuticals is recalling 6,35,400 cartons of methylprednisolone tablets, prescribed for its anti-inflammatory and immunosuppressive effects, in the American market due to “illegible label”.

“Customer complaint received of misalignment print of the printed dosing instructions on the blister card,” the FDA said.

The company initiated the nationwide recall on Feb. 19 and the FDA has classified the action as a Class III recall.

Jubilant Cadista Pharmaceuticals is a subsidiary of Singapore-based Jubilant Pharma, which in turn is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Noida-based Jubilant Life Sciences.

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