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Medication Shortage Alert

February 12, 2009

MEDICATIONS: Oxycodone Immediate-Release (IR) Tablets
DOSAGE FORMS: 5 mg, 15 mg, and 30 mg Immediate-Release (IR) Tablets
ISSUE: On January 28, 2009 Ethex Corporation issued a voluntary recall of several medications including Oxycodone IR Tablets. This recall was done as a precautionary measure, because the involved medications may have been manufactured under conditions that did not comply with current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMPs). There are multiple manufacturers of Oxycodone IR, but they are struggling to keep up with national demand due to the Ethex recall.

THE FOLLOWING PRODUCTS ARE AFFECTED BY THE CURRENT SHORTAGE:

Oxycodone IR Tablets, Mallinckrodt, Inc.
5 mg, 15 mg, and 30 mg tablets
1-800-325-8888

Roxicodone Tablets, Xanodyne Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
15 mg and 30 mg
1-800-773-7793

Oxycodone IR Tablets, Vintage Pharmaceuticals
15 mg and 30 mg
1-800-444-4011

ESTIMATED RESUPPLY DATES:

Mallinckrodt continues to work diligently to meet the market need during this temporary period of limited supply. Xanodyne has additional releases starting February 20th, 2009. Vintage Pharmaceuticals will be releasing additional product starting February 11th, 2009.
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