Insulin Recalled Due To Missing Labels

Insulin Recalled Due To Missing Labels

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – PITTSBURGH – April 12, 2022 – Mylan Pharmaceuticals Inc., a Viatris company, is voluntarily recalling one batch of its Insulin Glargine (Insulin glargine- yfgn) Injection, 100 units/mL (U-100), which is packaged in a 10 mL vial that is inside a carton. This product is not the branded Semglee vial but the unbranded Insulin Glargine- yfgn vial. This batch is being recalled due to the potential for the label to be missing on some vials. The product information, batch number and expiry date information are present on the carton.

This batch was manufactured by Biocon Sdn. Bhd. and was distributed by Mylan Specialty L.P. in the US between December 9, 2021, and March 4, 2022. The recalled batch is as follows:

NDC # Name and Strength Size Batch# Expiry
49502-393-80 Insulin Glargine (Insulin glargine-yfgn)
Injection, 100 units/mL (U-100)
10 mL vial BF21002800 Aug 2023

Risk Statement: For patients receiving treatment with more than one type of insulin (e.g., both short and long-acting insulin), a missing label on Insulin Glargine vials could lead to a mix-up of products/strengths, which may result in less optimal glycemic control (either high or low blood sugar) which could result in serious complications. To date, no adverse events related to this recall have been received for this product.

This recall does not pertain to the branded interchangeable biosimilar, Semglee® (insulin glargine-yfgn) injection but to the unbranded interchangeable biosimilar Insulin Glargine-yfgn vial.

The product is a long-acting human insulin analog indicated to improve glycemic control in adults and pediatric patients with type 1 diabetes mellitus and in adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus.

The company has initiated the recall of batch BF21002800 and notified its distributors and retailers by letter and is arranging for return of all recalled products. Following are actions for wholesalers, retailers and consumers:

  • Wholesaler: Immediately examine your inventory, quarantine, and discontinue distribution of the batch subject to recall. In addition, if you have further distributed the product, please identify all customers, including retail level customers, and provide a list of customers via Microsoft excel file to [email protected] within 5 business days. Sedgwick (Stericycle) will notify your retail level customers that received the affected batch.
  • Retailer: Immediately examine your inventory, quarantine, and discontinue distribution of this batch.
  • Consumer: If you have an unlabeled product, please contact Stericycle at 1-888-912-7084 for the documentation packet to return product to Stericycle.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Viatris Customer Relations by 1-800-796-9526 or [email protected], Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. EST. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking or using this drug product.

Adverse reactions or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

Read the full report here.

As published on