Heartworm preventative Iverhart Plus is being recalled by manufacturer Virbac; lots 090093 and 090095 are affected.
VIN News, a veterinary news service reports that Virbac “did not share the company’s (recall) letter with the VIN News Service, sales representative Tara Youngblood explains that veterinarians are being asked to contact their distributors to see if they’ve purchased product from the recalled lots.” http://news.vin.com/vinnews.aspx?articleId=13680
The FDA website did not provide any information of this heartworm preventative recall, however the FDA website did provide a FDA Warning Letter issued to Virbac, Inc. dated December 10, 2008. http://www.fda.gov/ICECI/EnforcementActions/WarningLetters/2008/ucm1048051.htm
The FDA Warning Letter to Virbac stated an inspection discovered “numerous violations of current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations…the documented violations cause drug products manufactured at your facility to be adulterated”.
Neither Virbac Corporate Website (http://www.virbac.com/p-virbaccompuben/display.aspx?srv=p-virbaccom&typ=pub&lang=en&cmd=view&style=styles/home.xsl&monrep=&select=) nor the Virbac Animal Health website (http://www.virbacvet.com/ ) provided information regarding the Iverhart Plus recall (perhaps the information is on Virbac company websites, however I could not find it).
If your dog is taking Iverhart Plus heartworm preventative, contact your Veterinarian.
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