Although a recall of a drug is never good news, we are happy to see Dr. Reddy do a voluntary recall to ensure the safety of patients. 


Mumbai: Dr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd is recalling 13,560 bottles of the high blood pressure drug metoprolol succinate in the US after it failed a dissolution test, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said.

Metoprolol succinate extended release is a cheaper generic form of AstraZeneca Plc’s Toprol XL. Wockhardt Ltd also recalled 109,744 bottles of the same drug last month citing the same reason.

The recall was voluntarily started by Dr Reddy’s on 23 May 2014, and posted on the FDA website on Thursday

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