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Warning Letters 2010

Posted Jun 16 2010 9:14am
2010 Warning Letters and Untitled Letters to Pharmaceutical Companies     

These letters, sorted by month, are supplied by the CDER Freedom of Electronic Information Office. This page only covers Division of Drug Marketing and Communications and Headquarters Warning Letters.  For District Office Warning Letters see the Main FDA FOI Warning Letters Page .  Some of the letters have been redacted or edited to remove confidential information. Click on the links in each month to view the letters in Adobe Acrobat format. []

June 2010
Product/Issue Company/Individual Division Released Posted

NDA 021539
ACETADOTE® (acetylcysteine) Injection

Cumberland Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising and Communications 6/14/10 6/17/10

BLA # 125338
XIAFLEX™ (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) for injection, for intralesional use

Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising and Communications 6/10/10 6/17/10

NDA # 021476
Lunesta® (eszopiclone) Tablets

Sepracor, Inc. Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising and Communications 6/9/10 6/17/10

marketing of unapproved new drugs

Adamis Pharmaceuticals Office of Compliance 6/9/10 6/15/10

H1N1 Flu Virus-Related Products 

Homeopathy for Health (elixirs) Office of Compliance 6/8/10 6/15/10

May 2010
Product/Issue Company/Individual Division Released Posted

NDA 20-637 GLIADEL®

Eisai Corporation of North America Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising and Communications 5/27/10 6/17/10

H1N1 Flu Virus-Related Products

Feel Good Natural Health Stores
Office of Compliance 5/21/10 6/4/10

BLA # 125147
Vectibix® (panitumumab) Solution for Intravenous Infusion

Amgen, Inc. Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising and Communications 5/13/10 5/24/10
April 2010
Product/Issue Company/Individual Division Released Posted

BLA # 103705
Rituxan® (Rituximab) Injection for Intravenous Use

Genentech, Inc. Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising and Communications 4/29/10 5/5/10

NDA 022000
LIALDA®(mesalamine) Delayed Release Tablets

Shire Development, Inc. Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising and Communications 4/27/10 5/5/10

NDA #020049
PENTASA® (mesalamine) Controlled-Release Capsules

Shire Development, Inc. Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising and Communications 4/27/10 5/5/10

Institutional Review Board

Ephraim McDowell Regional Medical Center Division of Scientific Investigations 4/26/10 4/30/10

Institutional Review Board

Brookwood Medical Center Division of Scientific Investigations 4/22/10 4/30/10

NDA 021588
Gleevec® (imatinib mesylate)

Novartis Oncology Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising and Communications 4/21/10 5/4/10

NDA 021775
ENTEREG® (alvimopan) Capsules

Adolor Corporation Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising and Communications 4/21/10 4/23/10

NDA 021731
Eligard 45mg (leuprolide acetate for injectable suspension)

Sanofi-Aventis U.S., Inc. Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising and Communications 4/20/10 4/23/10

NDA 22-055
Altabax® (retapamulin ointment), 1%

GlaxoSmithKline Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising and Communications 4/19/10 4/30/10

BLA #125326
Arzerra™ (ofatumumab) Injection, for intravenous infusion

GlaxoSmithKline   4/15/10 4/16/10

NDA # 022122
Voltaren® Gel (diclofenac sodium topical gel)

Novartis Consumer Health, Inc. Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising and Communications 4/14/10 4/16/10

H1N1 Flu Virus-Related Products

Super Body Care Office of Compliance 4/13/10 4/23/10

H1N1 Flu Virus Related Products

Shreeji Homeo Clinic Office of Compliance 4/13/10 4/27/10

NDA #21-518
VESIcare® (solifenacin succinate) Tablets

Astellas Pharma US, Inc. Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising and Communications 4/12/10 4/16/10

Unapproved/ Unauthorized Products Related to the H1N1 Flu Virus

e-holistic health (Hannah Cooper) Office of Compliance 4/12/10 4/23/10

NDA #021135
Venofer® (iron sucrose injection, USP)

Luitpold Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising and Communications 4/12/10 4/16/10

Sponsor Investigation

Pfizer, Inc. Division of Scientific Investigations 4/9/10 4/23/10

NDA #010104
MEPHYTON® (PHYTONADIONE) Vitamin K1

Aton Pharma, Inc. Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising and Communications 4/6/10 4/7/10

False/misleading claims related to LipoDissolve products

Pure med spa Office of Compliance 4/6/10 4/7/10

NDA #s 20-628, 21-785 Invirase® (saquinavir mesylate) Capsules and Tablets

Hoffman-La Roche Inc Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising and Communications 4/6/10 4/23/10

False/misleading claims related to LipoDissolve products

All about you medispa Office of Compliance 4/5/10 4/7/10

False/misleading claims related to LipoDissolve products

Idinhealth Office of Compliance 4/5/10 4/7/10

False/misleading claims related to LipoDissolve products

Monarch medispa Office of Compliance 4/5/10 4/7/10

False/misleading claims related to LipoDissolve products

Spa 35 Office of Compliance 4/5/10 4/7/10

False/misleading claims related to LipoDissolve products

Medical Cosmetic Office of Compliance 4/5/10 4/7/10

Clinical Investigation

Robert Deitz, M.D. Division of Scientific Investigations 4/1/10 4/23/10
March 2010
Product/Issue Company/Individual Division Released Posted

Inspection of pharmaceutical manufacturing facility

Apotex Inc. Division of Manufacturing and Product Quality 3/29/10 4/23/10

Violations of Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) regulations

Pierre Fabre Medicament Production Division of Manufacturing and Product Quality
3/26/10 5/10/10

NDA # 021752
Truvada® (emtricitabine and tenofovir disoproxil fumarate) Tablets

Gilead Sciences, Inc. Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising and Communications 3/26/10 4/7/10

BLA 103792
HERCEPTIN® (trastuzumab) Intravenous Infusion

Genentech, Inc. Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising and Communications 3/26/10 4/23/10

BLA #125104
TYSABRI® (natalizumab) injection for intravenous use

Biogen Idec, Inc. Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising and Communications 3/25/10 4/7/10

ANDA #80-911
Testopel® Pellets (testosterone), CIII

Slate Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising and Communications 3/24/10 4/16/10

NDA #22-246
METOZOLV™ ODT (metoclopramide hydrochloride) orally disintegrating tablets

Salix Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Division of Drug Marketing, Advertising and Communications 3/19/10 4/7/10

Clinical Investigator

Sant P. Chawla, M.D. Division of Scientific Investigations 3/17/10 4/7/10

Nitroglycerin Tablets, 0.3 mg, 0.4 mg, and 0.6 mg

Glenmark Generics, Inc. Office of Compliance 3/16/10 3/16/10

Nitroglycerin Tablets, 0.3 mg, 0.4 mg, and 0.6 mg

Konec, Inc. Office of Compliance 3/16/10 3/16/10

NDA #21-664
XIBROM (bromfenac ophthalmic solution) 0.09%

ISTA Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Division of Drug Marketing,
Advertising, and Communications
3/10/10 3/16/10

Clinical Investigator

Henry Lin, M.D. Division of Scientific Investigations 3/8/10 3/16/10

Morphine Sulfate Concentrate Oral Solution 20 mg/ml

Paddock Laboratories, Inc. Office of Compliance 3/1/10 3/15/10
February 2010
Product/Issue Company/Individual Division Released Posted

Clinical Investigator

Timothy Summers, M.D. Division of Scientific Investigations 2/24/10 3/15/10

NDA #20-616
Kadian® (morphine extended-release) Capsules, CII

Actavis US
Division of Drug Marketing,
Advertising, and Communications
2/18/10 3/16/10

NDA 22-212
Durezol™ (difluprednate ophthalmic emulsion) 0.05%

Sirion Therapeutics, Inc.
Division of Drug Marketing,
Advertising, and Communications
2/18/10 3/16/10

Unapproved/Uncleared/Unauthorized Products Related to the H1N1 Flu Virus

natures gift Office of Compliance 2/16/10 3/16/10

Clinical Investigator

Sohail Punjwani, M.D.
Division of Scientific Investigations 2/4/10 3/15/10

NDA # 20-690
Aricept (donepezil hydrochloride) Tablets

Eisai Medical Research Inc. Division of Drug Marketing,
Advertising, and Communications
2/3/10 2/18/10
January 2010
Product/Issue Company/Individual Division Released Posted

NDA #21-782
RozeremTM (ramelteon) Tablets

Takeda Pharmaceuticals North America, Inc. Division of Drug Marketing,
Advertising, and Communications
1/28/10 3/19/10

manufacture of APIs

XiAn Libang Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd.
Division of Manufacturing and Product Quality 1/28/10 3/19/10

NDA #22-332
AdcircaTM (tadalafil) Tablets

Lilly Corporate Center Division of Drug Marketing,
Advertising, and Communications
1/27/10 2/2/10

NDA #20-114
ASTELIN®(azelastine hydrochloride) Nasal Spray

Meda Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Division of Drug Marketing,
Advertising, and Communications
1/26/10 2/2/10

NDA # 50-756
BenzaClin® (clindamycin 1% - benzoyl peroxide 5%) gel

sanofi-aventis U.S. LLC Division of Drug Marketing,
Advertising, and Communications
1/22/10 2/2/10

NDA #22-159
OraVerse (phentolamine mesylate) Injection

Novalar Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Division of Drug Marketing,
Advertising, and Communications
1/22/10 2/2/10

BLA #125274 Dysport (abobotulinumtoxinA) for Injection

Baumann Cosmetic and Research Institute Division of Drug Marketing,
Advertising, and Communications
1/11/10 1/22/10

NDA #18-735, 20-327 Isovue® (iopamidol injection)

Bracco Diagnostics Inc. Division of Drug Marketing,
Advertising, and Communications
1/7/10 1/22/10

NDA #20-351, 20-808 Visipaque™ (iodixanol) Injection

GE Healthcare Division of Drug Marketing,
Advertising, and Communications
1/7/10 1/22/10

NDA #22-148
Cymbalta (duloxetine hydrochloride) Delayed-Release Capsules for Oral Use

Eli Lilly and Company Division of Drug Marketing,
Advertising, and Communications
1/7/10 1/12/10

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The letters are arranged in chronological order by month.  Click on the product name to view the letters in Adobe Acrobat (PDF) format. 

    
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