FDA Alert: Don't Use Stolen Advair Diskus Inhalers
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) warns consumers, pharmacists and wholesalers to be on the lookout for stolen Advair diskus inhalers.
The FDA says that "certain Advair Diskus inhalers stolen from a distribution warehouse in 2009 have been found in some pharmacies. The safety and effectiveness of the stolen inhalers cannot be assured and they should not be used."
The lot numbers, doses and quantities of the stolen Advair Diskus inhalers are:
Lot 9ZP2255 - NDC 0173-0696-00, Advair Diskus 250/50, 60 Dose,
Exp: Sep 2010 (14,400 inhalers)
Lot 9ZP3325 - NDC 0173-0697-00, Advair Diskus 500/50, 60 Dose,
Exp: Sep 2010 (11,200 inhalers)
You can find the lot number on the inhaler. If you think you may have one of the stolen inhalers, contact GlaxoSmithKline's Customer Response Center at 888-825-5249 and follow up with your physician or pharmacist for a proper replacement.
Click here to read the full statement from the FDA. http://www.fda.gov/NewsEvents/Newsroom/PressAnnouncements/ucm219397.htm
Please feel free to pass this on to friends and family who use Advair Diskus Inhalers