Message Number: FHL10534 | New FHL Archives Search
From: Sukie Crandall
Date: 2009-12-22 14:58:06 UTC
Subject: [ferrethealth] Expanded Ketamine recall
To: fhl <>

> Recall -- Firm Press Release
> FDA posts press releases and other notices of recalls and market=20
> withdrawals from the firms involved as a service to consumers, the=20
> media, and other interested parties. FDA does not endorse either the=20
> product or the company.
> Teva Animal Health, Inc. expands a voluntary nationwide recall of=20
> Ketamine Hydrochloride Injection, USP CIII 100mg/mL in 10mL vials
> Contact:
> Denise Bradley
> Tel: 215-591-8974
> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE -- December 21, 2009 - Teva Animal Health,=20
> Inc. is expanding a nationwide voluntary recall of Ketamine=20
> Hydrochloride Injection, USP CIII 100mg/mL in 10mL vials for all lot=20
> numbers within their expiration dates to the Veterinary Level. This=20
> product had previously been recalled to the distributor level and is=20
> being expanded as a result of an increased trend in serious adverse=20
> events associated with this product.
> Veterinarians who have this product in their possession are=20
> instructed to cease using the product immediately and return it to=20
> their distributor.
> Ketamine Hydrochloride is a rapid acting, non-narcotic, non-
> barbiturate agent for anesthetic use in cats and for restraint in=20
> subhuman primates. This recall is being conducted as a result of an=20
> increased trend in serious adverse events associated with this=20
> product, including lack of effect, prolonged effect, and death and=20
> involves all lot numbers within expiration.
> Teva Animal Health, Inc is voluntarily recalling the aforementioned=20
> product. The FDA has been apprised of this action.
> Consumers with questions may contact 800-759-3664 from 8:00am =96=20
> 5:00pm CST Monday-Friday.
> #

Sukie (not a vet)

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