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Re: Lantus recall letter dated September 19, 2011

Discussion in 'Product Recalls' started by Ellen, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. Ellen

    Ellen Senior Member

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    This was sent to me from a forum member:
    http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/EnforcementReports/ucm285791.htm

    PRODUCT
    Lantus (insulin glargine [rDNA origin] injection) 10 mL Vial, 100 units/mL, Rx only, in cartons of 1 vial each; NDC 0088-2220-33. Recall # D-1132-2012
    CODE
    A1259, 1/31/2013 A1271, 2/28/2013 A1295, 3/31/2013
    RECALLING FIRM/MANUFACTURER
    Recalling Firm: Sanofi-aventis US, Inc., Bridgewater, NJ, by letters dated September 19, 2011.
    Manufacturer: Gruppo Lepetit Srl, Anagni, Italy. Firm initiated recall is ongoing.
    REASON
    Lack of Assurance of Sterility.
    VOLUME OF PRODUCT IN COMMERCE
    226,880 cartoon boxes (1 vial/box)
    DISTRIBUTION
    Nationwide
     
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  2. MamaBear

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    Ellen I have been trying to figure out whether or not our Lantus is in this group of recalled insulin. NDC 0088-2220-33 is the National Drug Code and is assigned to a particular drug by the FDA for the purpose of identification of the manufacture. So that number will be on every box and bottle no matter what the batch or lot# is.

    What I am trying to figure out is where on my boxes and bottles to find these numbers (in bold) that are listed on this FDA report.
    CODE
    A1259, 1/31/2013 A1271, 2/28/2013 A1295, 3/31/2013

    I'm assuming the dates are expiration dates but I don't find anything on my boxes that say "code". I do see something by the expiration dates that say "Lot". Are those lot #s what I should be looking at to compare with these "code" numbers provided in this report? :confused:
     
  3. Ellen

    Ellen Senior Member

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    Do you have the box for the 10 ml vials? (are these pen vials?)

    I suggest you contact sanofi directly

    Contact us

    Sanofi US
    55 Corporate Drive
    Bridgewater, NJ 08807

    Tel: 800-981-2491

    Please let us know what you find out. Thanks :).
     
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  4. Flutterby

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    Yes, expiration date and 'lot' number. I have one of the A1271 w/ expiration date of 2/13
     
  5. Flutterby

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    No, not pen vials. Its the regular vial of insulin. The numbers are lot numbers and expiration dates.
     
  6. MamaBear

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    I just got off the phone with them. Our vials are ok thankfully. The numbers listed as "code" are the lot #s.
     
  7. Ellen

    Ellen Senior Member

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    Glad to know you're okay. Per their private tweet

    Pls contact Sanofi US Medical Information at 1-800-633-1610 w/ any questions. That team is equipped to assist. Thanks!
     
  8. MamaBear

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    I should say too that they actually answered VERY quickly. I was surprised, thought I would be on hold MUCH longer. The rep I talked to was also very friendly. :cwds: Good customer service!
     
  9. MamaBear

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    Hmm so I just received a letter from them with a form enclosed. They want me to fill out this form including our endo's name and address, along with the doctor's description of why my son needs Lantus. What on earth do they need that info for?
     

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