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2002 Safety Alerts for Human Medical Products

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Product NameDate Issued/Updated
Accutane (isotretinoin) November 2002 [ARCHIVED] 11/01/2002
Actos (pioglitazone HCl) [ARCHIVED] 04/26/2002
Albuterol Sulfate Solution for Inhalation [ARCHIVED] 04/19/2002
Avandia (rosiglitazone) April 2002 [ARCHIVED] 04/26/2002
Bextra (valdecoxib) [ARCHIVED] 11/15/2002
Cafergot (ergotamine tartrate and caffeine) [ARCHIVED] 11/14/2002
Camptosar (irinotecan hydrochloride) [ARCHIVED] 07/02/2002
Clozaril (clozapine) February 2002 [ARCHIVED] 02/20/2002
Combivir (lamivudine plus zidovudine) [ARCHIVED] 05/10/2002
Cytotec (misoprostol) [ARCHIVED] 04/17/2002
Cytovene (gancyclovir) [ARCHIVED] 02/13/2002
Depakote / Depakene / Depacon (divalproex sodium / valproic acid / valproate sodium) [ARCHIVED] 06/17/2002
Geodon (ziprasidone HCl) [ARCHIVED] 04/03/2002
Heparin Sodium Injection, USP [ARCHIVED] 05/01/2002
Injectable drugs prepared by Urgent Care Pharmacy [ARCHIVED] 11/18/2002
Lariam (mefloquine hydrochloride) October 2002 [ARCHIVED] 10/04/2002
Lioresal Intrathecal (baclofen injection) [ARCHIVED] 05/23/2002
Lovenox (enoxaparin sodium) [ARCHIVED] 04/03/2002
Lunelle Monthly Contraceptive Injection (medroxyprogesterone acetate and estradiol cypionate injectable suspension) [ARCHIVED] 10/11/2002
Maxair Inhaler (pirbuterol acetate inhalation aerosol) [ARCHIVED] 05/07/2002
Mifeprex (mifepristone) April 2002 [ARCHIVED] 04/17/2002
Nolvadex (tamoxifen citrate) [ARCHIVED] 06/27/2002
Norplant (levonorgestrel implants) [ARCHIVED] 07/29/2002
Premarin (conjugated estrogens) [ARCHIVED] 09/26/2002
Prempro/Premphase (conjugated estrogens/medroxyprogesterone acetate tablets) August 2002 [ARCHIVED] 09/26/2002
Rapamune (sirolimus) April 2002 [ARCHIVED] 04/24/2002
Serostim [somatropin (rDNA origin) for injection] [ARCHIVED] 05/17/2002
Seroquel (quetiapine fumarate) [ARCHIVED] 06/12/2002
Serzone (nefazodone HCL) [ARCHIVED] 01/09/2002
Thiazolidinediones [Actos (pioglitazone HCl), Avandia (rosiglitazone)] [ARCHIVED] 04/26/2002
Versed Syrup (midazolam HCl) CIV [ARCHIVED] 03/01/2002
Vioxx (rofecoxib) May 2002 [ARCHIVED] 05/06/2002
Zoloft (sertraline hydrochloride) [ARCHIVED] 11/19/2002
Zerit (stavudine) [ARCHIVED] 03/29/2002
Zonegran (zonisamide) [ARCHIVED] 07/15/2002
Zyprexa (olanzapine) May 2002 [ARCHIVED] 05/07/2002

Medical Devices

Product NameDate Issued/Updated
A & A Medical/Rocket USA/Lifequest Ob/Gyn and Surgical Products [ARCHIVED] 03/19/2002
Bone Cement in Vertebroplasty and Kyphoplasty Procedures [ARCHIVED] 10/31/2002
Cochlear Implants July 2002 [ARCHIVED] 07/29/2002
Diathermy Interactions with Implanted Electrical Leads [ARCHIVED] 12/20/2002
Human Tissue Processed by Cryolife, Inc. [ARCHIVED] 08/22/2002
Olympus America Video Bronchoscopes [ARCHIVED] 03/20/2002
PVC Devices Containing the Plasticizer DEHP [ARCHIVED] 07/15/2002

Dietary Supplements

Product NameDate Issued/Updated
Kava (Piper methysticum) [ARCHIVED] 03/26/2002
Milk Based Powdered Infant Formulas [ARCHIVED] 04/12/2002
Nettle Capsules [ARCHIVED] 07/03/2002


Product NameDate Issued/Updated
Abbokinase (urokinase) [ARCHIVED] 10/21/2002
Alpha Interferons (Roferon-A, Intron A, Rebetron Combination Therapy) [ARCHIVED] 03/14/2002
Epogen (Epoetin alfa) May 2002 [ARCHIVED] 05/20/2002
Immune Globulin Intravenous (Human) [IGIV] [ARCHIVED] 04/22/2002
PLAS+SD (Pooled Plasma, (Human) Solvent Detergent Treated) [ARCHIVED] 05/09/2002
Procrit (epoetin alfa) June 2002 [ARCHIVED] 06/11/2002
Synagis (palivizumab) [ARCHIVED] 11/27/2002

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