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Depomed recalls Glumetza 500mg due to traces of chemical TBA

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Depomed is voluntarily recalling from wholesalers 52 lots of its diabetes drug Glumetza 500mg (metformin HCl) ER tablets after finding trace amounts of 2,4,6-tribromoanisole (TBA) in bottles – the same chemical that was linked to a recall from Johnson & Johnson's McNeil unit late last year. Santarus, Depomed's promotional partner, plans to focus its promotional efforts on Glumetza 1,000mg until the supply of Glumetza 500mg is resumed; the recall does not impact the 1,000mg formulation.



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