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Sanofi-Aventis US Drug Product Theft in Puerto Rico

 

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A delivery truck containing multiple sanofi-aventis U.S. pharmaceutical products was hijacked by armed men in the Bayamon district of Puerto Rico at approximately 7:30 AM on Friday, January 29, 2010.  The truck was later recovered, however a significant portion of the sanofi-aventis U.S. product had been removed.  Sanofi-aventis U.S. is working with U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Office of Criminal Investigations and the New Jersey District Office (FDA), and local authorities to locate the stolen products and identify the individuals who were involved in the theft.

 

The products and quantities stolen are listed below. 

 

NDC 

Description

LOT #

Quantity 

(Unit of Sales)

0024-5501-31

Ambien CR Tablets, 6.25 mg, (100’s)

AC50H

48

0088-2220-33

Lantus Inj  (10mL Vial)

40C520

1000

0088-2220-60

Lantus Solostar Inj. (5 pens)

40C397

60

0075-0621-60

Lovenox Inj 60mg (10 syringes)

7829

40

0075-0622-80

Lovenox Inj 80mg (10 syringes)

28582

40

0075-0620-40

Lovenox Inj., 40mg  (10 syringes)

29437

90

N/A

Hyalgan Inj (1 syringe)

126600

8

0066-0494-25

Benzaclin Gel  (25 gm jar)

8048627

12

0066-0494-50

Benzaclin Gel  (50 gm jar)

8048625

6

0068-0226-30

Clomid Tablets, 50 mg (30’s blister)

3071481

2

0088-1206-32

Anzemet Inj 20mg/ mL (5 mL vial)

A9265

6

0024-5812-30

Aplenzin Tablets, 522mg (30’s)

09K053P

6

0024-5812-30

Aplenzin Tablets, 522mg  (30’s)

09F031P

6

 

Please check your stock.  It is always advisable to purchase product only from trusted and reliable sources and to be aware that an unusually low price may be an indication that the product has been stolen.

 

Anyone who has information regarding this incident or has received suspicious or unsolicited offers for the product in question after the date of the theft 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).  Patient or customer inquiries for the company should be directed to Sanofi-Aventis U.S. Trade Support at 1-800-372-6634.

 

For further information please visit www.sanofi-aventis.us