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Stolen ClindaReach (Clindamycin Phosphate Topical Solution USP, 1%) Pledgets


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For Pharmacists

The following wholesale ID numbers should be used when ordering the Rx/OTC product.

Product Cardinal McKesson Bergen Amerisource
ClindaReach® 3923489 1699719  834-205  4974010
METED® Shampoo 3512688 1328830  277-244  -

Stolen ClindaReach®
(Clindamycin Phosphate Topical Solution USP, 1%) Pledgets

In keeping with its commitment to it’s customers and patients Sirius Laboratories Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of DUSA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.(“Sirius”) would like to take this opportunity to inform its healthcare partners regarding a recent occurrence of stolen medication.

On or about February 7, 2010, a truck tractor-trailer which was not affiliated with Sirius, containing 11,928 kits of ClindaReach® (Clindamycin Phosphate Topical Solution USP, 1%) Pledgets was stolen.  The cargo theft occurred in the town of Monroe, Ohio while the product was in transit.

The tractor-trailer contained four (4) complete Lots of product, each identified with the Sirius label and NDC number.  The specific product information is as follows:

Product Description

Product NDC #



Lot Expiration Date

ClindaReach® (Clindamycin Phosphate Topical Solution USP, 1%) Pledgets

















Please note that each ClindaReach® kit contains two jars each of Clindamycin Pledgets. All four Lots of stolen kits contain jars marked with the Sirius name, NDC No. 65880-503-60, Lot No. 9LT0085, and Exp Date 11/11.

These lot numbers were not available commercially prior to the theft and all of the product bearing these lot numbers was stolen.  Therefore, no ClindaReach® kit or individual jar of Clindamycin Pledgets bearing any of these lot numbers is part of the legitimate pharmaceutical supply chain.

Pharmacies are encouraged to verify pedigree documentation for all purchases of ClindaReach® (Clindamycin Phosphate Topical Solution USP, 1%) Pledgets. Any product with these lot numbers should not be sold, distributed or dispensed.

Anyone who has information regarding this incident or has received offers for the product in question is encouraged to contact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Office of Criminal Investigations at 1-800-551-3989 or by visiting the OCI Web Site (http://www.fda.gov/OCI ).

For Customer Service inquiries, contact Sirius Laboratories/DUSA Pharmaceuticals’ Customer Service at 1-877-533-3872.

For medical or other clinically related inquiries about this matter, contact Sirius Laboratories/DUSA Pharmaceuticals’ Medical Information at 1-877-533-3872.

The AVAR™ product line is no longer distributed by DUSA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.® 

AVAR™ Gel, AVAR™ Cleanser, AVAR™-E Cream, and AVAR™-E Green Cream can now be ordered through River's Edge. Fax your order to 302-266-7556 or contact the River's Edge Customer Service group at 866-507-4837.