Indian drug firm initiates recall

|By:, SA News Editor

Sun Pharmaceutical Industries voluntarily recalls 41,127 bottles of antidepressant venlafaxine hydrochoride in the U.S. because the pills do not meet dissolution specifications. The recall is classified as Class II which means that the use of the drug may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences.

Pfizer (PFE) recalled 104,000 bottles of the same drug several months ago after a pharmacist noticed that one of the bottles contained a heart medication. It sells in the U.S. under the brand name Effexor XR.

Sun is also recalling 200 vials of the chemo drug gemcitabine in the U.S. due to a lack of assurance of sterility.

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