PriCara(TM) Recalls 25 mcg/hr DURAGESIC(R) (fentanyl transdermal system) CII Pain Patches
Other Strength Patches (12.5, 50, 75 and 100 mcg/hr) Not Affected
RARITAN, N.J., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ — PriCara(TM), Division of Ortho-McNeil-Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. said today that all lots of 25 microgram/hour (mcg/hr) DURAGESIC(R) (fentanyl transdermal system) CII patches sold by PriCara in the United States and all 25 mcg/hr fentanyl patches sold by Sandoz Inc. in the United States are being voluntarily recalled as a precaution from wholesalers and pharmacies. The recalled patches all have expiration dates on or before December 2009, and all are manufactured by ALZA Corporation, an affiliate of PriCara. The recall is being conducted in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. All 25 mcg/hr fentanyl patches manufactured by ALZA and sold in Canada also are being recalled.
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