Pfizer continues recalls of menopause drug Duavee on faulty packaging concerns

Fiercepharma | June 09, 2020

Pfizer continues recalls of menopause drug Duavee on faulty packaging concerns
Consumers are on edge as the COVID-19 pandemic casts doubts on the quality of drugs reaching shelves around the world. On U.S. shores, experts say those issues are warranted—and a wave of Pfizer recalls for menopause drug Duavee won't help build confidence. Pfizer voluntarily recalled two batches of Duavee––marketed as Duavive abroad––from U.K. shelves after identifying faulty packaging that may have reduced the drug's efficacy, the U.K.'s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) said Monday. Pfizer launched the recall after manufacturers identified a flaw in the drug's foil laminate pouch that introduced oxygen and lowered the dissolution rate of active pharmaceutical ingredient bazedoxifene acetate, the MHRA said.

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