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Sun Pharma recalls two batches of diabetic drug from US market

Riomet is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar level

Press Trust of India  |  Hyderabad 

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has started recalling two batches of (metformin hydrochloride) voluntarily from the US market due to microbial contamination.

According to a notification put up by the in its website, the recall was initiated by the firm under 'Class-II' classification. The notification did not mention the quantity that is being recalled.

"The (Metformin Hydrochloride Oral Solution) has been found to be contaminated (with Scopulariopsis brevicaulis). The contamination was discovered during sample preparation for the Antimicrobial Preservative Effectiveness Testing (AMPET) being performed as part of the 12 month stability study interval," Sun Pharma informed the FDA in a letter.

(metformin oral solution) is an oral diabetes medicine that helps control blood sugar level.

According to the USA health regulator, Class II recall is a situation in which use of or exposure to a violative product may cause temporary or medically reversible adverse health consequences or where the probability of serious adverse health consequences is remote.

The drug was manufactured for Inc Jacksonville in USA by a contract manufacturer and distributed by Sun Pharmaceutical Industries' subsidiary in Cranbury, New Jersey.

The Sun Pharma stock closed at Rs 528.60 apiece on BSE, up 0.28 per cent over previous close.

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First Published: Thu, December 21 2017. 19:22 IST