Safety Alerts & Recalls

What does this mean?

Patients do not need to be concerned about their current prescription medicines. At this time, there have been no reports that these stolen products have shown up for sale in the retail market.

This alert is a reminder that you should purchase prescription medicines only from well-established and trusted sources. Be aware that an unusually low price for a prescription medicine is often a sign that a product has been stolen or is being sold illegally. If you have any concerns about your medicine, please follow up with your doctor or pharmacist.

If you have any information about the theft of product from the Eli Lilly warehouse on Sunday, March 14, 2010 or if you have received suspicious offers to buy Eli Lilly products after the date of the theft, please contact the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI) at 1-800-551-3989 or visit the OCI Web Site: .

For medical or other questions about this issue, you can also contact Lilly at 1-800-LILLYRX (1-800-545-5979).

Eli Lilly and Company Publishes Notification of Stolen Products

Eli Lilly and Company is working with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's Office of Criminal Investigations and other law enforcement officials to recover cases of select lots of pharmaceutical products that were stolen from one of Eli Lilly's warehouses located in Enfield, Connecticut, on Sunday, March 14, 2010.

The company says the thieves stole select lots of the following: Medicines taken by mouth and available by prescription from a pharmacy: Cymbalta (duloxetine)

Effient (prasugel)

Prozac (fluoxetine)

Strattera (atomoxetine)

Symbyax (fluoxetine and olanzapine)

Zyprexa (olanzapine)

Medicines given as an infusion in a clinic or hospital: Alimta (pemetrexed Injection)

Gemzar (gemcitabine)

For more information and a detailed list of products stolen from the facility, please visit: more information here

Source: Manufacturer
Publication Date: 2010-03-23
Last Updated: 2010-04-07
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