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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Enforcement Report - Week of July 31, 2013

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Event Detail

Event ID 65555
Product Type Drugs
Status Ongoing
Recalling Firm Gilead Sciences, Inc.
City Foster City
State CA
Country US
Voluntary/Mandated Voluntary: Firm Initiated
Recall Initiation Date 2013-06-20
Initial Firm Notification of
Consignee or Public
Distribution Pattern Foreign distribution only to France, Italy, Switzerland, Portugal, Denmark,Turkey, Ireland, Norway, Malta, UK, Greece, Belgium, Austria, Germany, India, Hong Kong, Israel, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, UAE, Singapore, Ecuador, Oman, El Salvador, MCF Holland, MSF, France, Ethiopia, Egypt, Argentina, Chile, Brazil, Spain, Finland, Sweden.

Product Detail

Product Description Code Info Classification Reason for Recall Product Quantity Recall Number
AmBisome (amphotericin B) liposome for Injection, 50 mg, For Intravenous Infusion Only, Single-Use Vial, Rx Only, Marketed by: Astellas Pharma US, Inc., Northbrook, IL 60062, Manufactured by: Gilead Sciences, Inc., San Dimas, CA 91773, NDC 0469-3051-30. Lot #: 042262AD, 042262AD1, 042263AD, 042263AD1, 042264AD, 042265AD, 042265AD1, 042265AD2, Exp 06/2015; 42269AK, 042270AD, 042270AD1, 042270AD3, 042270AD4, 042273AD, Exp 07/2015 and 07/2016 (Germany only); 042285AD, Exp 08/2015 and 8/2016 (UK only); 042293AA, 042293AE, 042293AK, 042298AD, Exp 09/2015; 0422A6AD, Exp 10/15 (for Finland, Greece, Turkey) and Exp10/2016 (for Sweden, UK, Lebanon), 0422B0AD, Exp 10/2015 (for Turkey, Netherland, France), and Exp 10/2016 (for Poland), 0422B0AD1, Exp 10/2015, 0422C1AA, 042304AD, Exp 01/2016 (Spain), and Exp 01/2017 (for Germany, Switzerland), 042304AD1, 042311AD, Exp 01/2016, and Exp 01/2017 (France, UK). Class II Lack of Sterility Assurance; During a routine simulation of the manufacturing of AmBisome, a bacterial contamination was detected in some media fill units. No contaminated batches have actually been identified in the finished product, but there is a possibility of contamination. 478,352 vials D-821-2013