Sun Pharma recalls 200 vials of cancer drug: FDA

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

  • Mental illness needs to be treated not dismissed as madness

    We’re all mad here.” So said the Cheshire cat to Alice (Alice in Wonderland, Lewis Carol). It’s a matter of perspective who we call mad.

FC NEWSLETTER

Stay informed on our latest news!

TODAY'S COLUMNS

Amita Sharma

Sanskrit: a victim of academic schizophrenia

J Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb and ...

Zehra Naqvi

God save the child

Childhood is supposed to be the best phase in life. ...

INTERVIEWS

William D. Green

Chairman & CEO, Accenture