Important Update: Endocet® Tablets Recalled
Endo Pharmaceuticals on June 24 issued a voluntary nationwide recall of two lots of the pain medicine Endocet®. The tablets are a combination of oxycodone and acetaminophen. In two lots, tablets containing a double dose of acetaminophen were mixed in with the smaller dose of the drug.
The recalled products were supposed to have 10 mg of oxycodone to 325 mg of acetaminophen. But the bottles contained some pills whose doses were 10 mg of oxycodone to 650 mg of acetaminophen. The double dose tablets are larger, shaped differently and carry different markings.
The tablets with 325 mg of are capsule-shaped. They have an “E712″ marking on one side and a “10/325″ marking on other. The tablets with the double dose of 650 mg of acetaminophen are oval. “E797″ is printed on one side and “10″ is marked on the other.
Two Lots Recalled
The defective drug recall was for the following two lots of the medication:
- Endocet® (oxycodone/acetaminophen, USP) Tablets, 10 mg/325 mg 100 count bottles, Lot #402415NV, expiring on 01/2014
- Endocet® (oxycodone/acetaminophen, USP) Tablets, 10 mg/325 mg 100 count bottles, Lot # 402426NV, expiring on 01/2014
The manufacturer sent out the lots between April 19, 2011 and May 10, 2011. They were distributed to wholesalers located in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, New York, Ohio, North Dakota, Puerto Rico, Illinois, Kentucky, New Hampshire, New Jersey, Louisiana, North Carolina, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Florida and Tennessee.
Endo Pharmaceuticals produces diagnostics, drugs, devices, as well as clinical data. It makes products for pain, urology, oncology, and endocrinology. Its wholly owned subsidiaries are American Medical Systems, Inc., HealthTronics, Inc., and Qualitest Pharmaceuticals.
Endo corporate headquarters are located in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania. It was established in 1997 by acquiring pharmaceutical products from The DuPont Merck Pharmaceutical Company. In its first ten years, it increased revenues tenfold and the number of employees 20-fold.
If you or someone you love has taken a recalled drug and have suffered an adverse reaction, contact the defective drug lawyers of Aylstock, Witkin, Kreis & Overholtz at (888) 255-AWKO (2956) for a case evaluation.