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Caraco Drugs Seized at Michigan Facilities, U.S. Says
By David Olmos
June 25 (Bloomberg) -- Generic drugs made by Caraco Pharmaceutical Laboratories Ltd. were seized by U.S. authorities, who cited violations of manufacturing standards, sending shares down the most in 15 years.
Drugs and raw ingredients for pain, heart ailment and psychiatric medications were confiscated today at three Caraco facilities in Michigan to prevent the Detroit-based company from distributing its products until the manufacturing deficiencies are corrected, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said in a statement.
The drug seizure could lead to shortages of one pill, choline magnesium trisalicylate, a generic pain-relief medication, the FDA said. The FDA suggested that consumers contact their doctors about other alternative pain-relief medications.
Inspectors who visited the Caraco facilities in May 2009 found “serious violations” of manufacturing standards and “serious deficiencies” in quality control, Deborah Autor, director of the Office of Compliance at the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, said today in a briefing with reporters.