Published on the Packaging World Web site
| October 31, 2003
FDA seizes drugs from repackager
On September 15, FDA announced it had seized all drug products labeled in a foreign language or labeled as repacked by Alliance Wholesale Distributors and/or Local Repack, Inc., of Richton Park, IL.
The company had consistently failed to comply with good manufacturing practice requirements. Many drugs were misbranded were of unknown origin and had questionable handling and storage.
In July 2003 FDA seized more than 4 bottles of prescription drugs that were being repackaged by Local Repack in conjunction with an investigation into counterfeit Lipitor tablets.
The latest seizure included bottles ranging in size from 5- to 10-count bottles of bulk product with foreign language labels to 90-count bottles of foreign product that had been repacked and labeled in English.
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