Actavis Recalls Drug Over Possibly Deadly Defect

Law360, New York (April 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Actavis Totowa LLC has instituted a nationwide recall of its prescription drug Digitek, saying that some tablets that were distributed are twice as potent as they should be.

Digitek is used to treat abnormal heart rhythms by reducing strain on the heart and helping it beat more strongly. Actavis Totowa, the U.S. division of Iceland-based pharmaceutical company Actavis Group, said in a statement that it has received “several” reports of people sickened by the defective tablets.

The company said the double-thickness tablets contain twice the appropriate...
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