Teva's human growth hormone for children recalled due to oil leak into it

New Jersey basedFerring Pharmaceuticals has voluntarily recalled 8 lots consisting of 129,060 cartons of Tev-Tropin which is Teva'ssomatropin product. Israel-based Teva Pharmaceutical Industries has faced a number of recalls recently.According to the FDA enforcement report, the injectable product may have been contaminated by silicone oil leaking into it during the freeze drying process. The nationwide recall was commenced at the end of April.

The company had also issued a recall in April for more than 1 million bottles of generics of Eli Lilly's top-selling blockbuster Cymbalta anti-depressant. Teva recalled 19 lots of the extended-release version of duloxetine, manufactured in Israel, because of a customer complaint about capsule breakage.

Teva also recalled nearly 2,58,000 cylinders of Qvar, the inhaled asthma drug which is manufactured for Teva by 3M Drug Delivery Systems of Northridge, CA. They were voluntarily recalled because the drug failed stability testing for impurity and degradation specifications at both the 9-month and 18-month time periods.Teva is in the midst of a major restructuring of its manufacturing network. CFO EyalDesheh told that Teva intends to close roughly half of its 75 plants in the next four to five years.