Thursday, June 02, 2005

Drug Recall

Company recalls entire drug inventory
The drug company Able Labratories is recalling its entire inventory. The New Jersey-based company manufactures primarily generic prescription drugs including pain killers and anti-inflammatories.

The Food and Drug Administration announced the recall after 6 p.m. Friday, May 27 with a press release and posting on its website. The news came five days after the company informed the FDA of its decision. A top official at the FDA told MSNBC that the agency wasn't trying to cover up the recall, only gather as much information as possible.

The press release says the recall is due to concerns that the drugs Able Labs produced aren't meeting quality controls. The company has ceased all production at this point.

Consumers with questions may contact Able Laboratories at 1-800-982-2253 or 888-INFO-FDA.