Medical Advisory

Monday, July 25, 2016

Medical Advisory #420:

CSL Behring has announced a voluntary recall of two lots of Helixate FS with vial adapter. The two lots of 2,000 IUs contain active ingredient manufactured before November 2015. Recent stability testing revealed a loss of potency to below pre-specified acceptable levels. The lot numbers involved are:
Lot # 270TN1G
Lot # 270R979
This is not an issue of safety of the product. Any outstanding vials of these two lots will be replaced at no cost. For further information or to arrange for an exchange, please ccontact the CSL Behring Customer Service at 1-800-683-1288 or customersupport@cslbehring.com (link sends e-mail).

PHYSICIANS: Please distribute this information to all providers in your area who treat patients with hemophilia.

CHAPTERS: Please distribute this information to your membership.

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https://www.hemophilia.org/Newsroom/Medical-Advisories/Medical-Advisory-420-Voluntary-Recall-Issued-for-2-Lots-of-Helixate-FS

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