- Associated Press - Friday, September 24, 2010

ABOUT THE RECALL: Some lots of the blockbuster anemia treatments Epogen and Procrit were recalled because the injected drugs may contain glass flakes. Those could cause blood clots, swelling of veins, immune system reactions and other problems.

HOW IT HAPPENED: Amgen Inc. says the flakes are caused by the interaction of the drug with glass vials over the product’s shelf life.

WHAT PATIENTS CAN DO: Patients experiencing problems should contact their doctor. The lot numbers and expiration dates can be found on websites for the products, and patients can call 1-800-77-AMGEN to ask questions.

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