Hi everyone...I'm so glad I found this. Happy Thanksgiving!
I've been using intron A here at home for several months. As many of you know it can be pretty brutal at times. Last week I found out that certain "lots" of the kind using the multidose pen have been recalled by the company, Schering. After quite a bit of research, I found that it was a voluntary recall on the retail level because "stability failure at 18 months detected resulting in reexamination of the impurity profile of the product". I have been using the recalled injections. The FDA had nothing on their web page and I haven't received a return call from the message I left them yesterday. My MD hasn't any other information. I've talked with Schering and they said they haven't determined the level of concern. I stopped using the pens that I have in the frig. I'm going to the Cancer Center to have the other form of the injections. Schering apparently has a big back log for the other form of interferon, the kind that is mixed by hand, since this recall. Has anyone else been told of the recall? I'm feeling pretty alone right now and I would love having others who are surviving help me figure out what else I should be doing. My concern is what does "impurities " mean. What have I been injecting into my body that could do it more harm? Any ideas would be appreciated. Kamin