Sun Pharma recalls 200 vials of cancer drug: FDA

Tags: Companies
Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd is recalling 200 vials of the chemotherapy drug gemcitabine in the United States due to a lack of assurance of sterility, the US Food and Drug Administration said on Thursday.

The drug being recalled was manufactured by Sun Pharma's unit Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories Ltd at its plant in Gujarat, the FDA said in a post on its website.

The voluntary recall was initiated in April and was classified by the FDA as Class II, meaning that use of or exposure to the recalled drug may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences.

This marks Sun Pharma's second drug recall this year. In January, the company started a voluntary recall of about 2,528 bottles of its generic version of diabetes drug Glumetza, after it received a customer complaint that one of the bottles contained tablets of an epilepsy drug.

EDITORIAL OF THE DAY

  • Should the law or the personal morality of leaders prevail?

    Boozers, desi liquor contractors, distillers, bar and restaurant owners in Bihar and elsewhere are in a celebration mode.

FC NEWSLETTER

Stay informed on our latest news!

TODAY'S COLUMNS

BK Chaturvedi

We must improve our primary education

Census data has indicated that about eight crore children are ...

Zehra Naqvi

Elephant tracks

He remembers everything. That is the elephant’s great gift. After ...

Shona Adhikari

Where Bhupen Khakhar rubs shoulders with Georgia O'Keeffe

The next India Art Fair (IAF) is scheduled to take ...