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Premarin shortage possible

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Supply shortages of Premarin (conjugated estrogens) may occur in one or more dosage strengths, American Home Products said in its Aug. 14 10-Q filing. On Aug. 8, Wyeth-Ayerst recalled two lots totaling more than 10 mil. tablets of the 1.25 mg strength. The recall is the sixth for dissolution failure since October (1"The Pink Sheet" Dec. 11, 2000, In Brief). Wyeth and FDA are discussing problems associated with failure to meet dissolution standards

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