UK says Mylan recalls batches of Polish-made antibiotic

LONDON Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:25am EDT

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LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Mylan is recalling batches of the injectable antibiotic clarithromycin made in Poland due to possible impurities, Britain's healthcare regulator said on Wednesday.

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency, or MHRA, said the decision was due to the potential for small particles of white material to be present in individual vials.

The Mylan recall is being made on behalf of Strides Arcolab International and relates to Agila-branded supplies, the MHRA added. The Pennsylvania-based company bought Agila, a unit of India's Strides Arcolab, for $1.6 billion last year.

(This corrected version of the story fixes the headline and first paragraph to show drug made in Poland not India)

(Reporting by Ben Hirschler; Editing by David Evans)

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