Akorn Pharmaceutical Products Bankruptcy closing all operations including Quality Control of human and animal drug products.
STRONGLY RECOMMEND OPENING THE TWO ATTACHMENTS
April 26, 2023
Akorn Operating Company LLC has filed Chapter 7 bankruptcy on February 23, 2023. In connection with that filing, the company has ceased and shut down all operations and terminated all its employees at all domestic US Sites. The Akorn Trustee is initiating a voluntary recall of various within-expiry human and animal products as a result of the closures and discontinuation of the Quality activities of these marketed products. (Refer to Attachment I and II). The discontinuation of the Quality program means the company will not be able to support or guarantee that the products will meet all intended specifications through the labeled shelf life of the product. Further distribution or use of any remaining product on the market should cease immediately.
Risk Statement: The discontinuation of the Quality program would result in the company’s inability to assure that products meet the identity, strength, quality, and purity characteristics that they are purported or represented to possess which render the products adulterated. While specific risks to patients, from the use of these adulterated products, cannot always be identified or assessed, it is also not possible to rule out patient risks resulting from the use of such products. Akorn has not received any reports of adverse events related to this recall.
The affected products are listed in Attachment I (human drugs) and II (animal drugs) of this release.
The products were distributed nationwide to Wholesalers, Retailers, Manufacturers, Medical Facilities, and Repackagers and via the Internet to Consumers.
ACTION Akorn is notifying its distributors and direct consignees by direct mailing and is requesting they further notify their customers/consumers/retailers. Akorn is requesting the destruction of any recalled products. Consumers/distributors/retailers that have products that are being recalled should discard them and contact their doctor.
CONTACT Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Akorn at (800) 932-5676 during normal business hours (8am – 5pm CDT) Monday – Friday. A qualified medical professional will return your call within one business day. Consumers should contact their physician, their healthcare provider or their veterinarian if they, or the animals in their care, have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using these drug products.
For human drug products, adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of these products may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail, or by fax. • Complete and submit the report Online: www.fda.gov/medwatch/report.htm • Regular Mail or Fax: Download the form www.fda.gov/MedWatch/getforms.htm or call 1-800-332-1088 to request a reporting form, then complete and return to the address on the pre-addressed form, or submit by fax to 1-800-FDA-0178
For animal drug products, adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of animal drug products may be reported to FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine Adverse Event Reporting program by completing an online Form FDA 1932a available at www.fda.gov/reportanimalae.
This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.