GSK Manufacturing Hits Another Snag With Lamictal Recall
This article was originally published in The Pink Sheet Daily
Some Lamictal starter kits may contain an inappropriate dose of the anti-epileptic, which could lead to unsafe rapid titration. GSK estimates that 100,000 kits in the supply chain would be subject to the recall.
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