Anemia Drugs Epogen and Procrit Recalled for Glass Flakes

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Amgen Inc is voluntarily recalling hundreds of lots of the Anemia drugs Epogen and Procrit, sold by Johnson & Johnson. The reason for the recall is that vial of these injectible medications could develop tiny glass flakes that may cause blood clots and other serious health conditions.

No patient complaints about this problem have come up yet.

200 lots of Epogen and 155 lots of Procrit were recalled.

The affected product lot numbers and expiration dates can be found on their websites at www.epogen.com and www.procrit.com.

Adverse events related to EPOGEN should be reported to 1-800-77-AMGEN. Adverse events related to PROCRIT should be reported to 1-800-547-6446. Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Amgen at 1-800-77-AMGEN (open 24 hours per day, 7 days per week).

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