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Levothyroxine and Liothyronine tablets Voluntary Recall

August 17, 2018

On August 17, 2018, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a notice regarding a voluntary recall of all lots of levothyroxine and liothyronine tablets manufactured by Westminster Pharmaceuticals. This recall was issued because of potential quality concerns during the manufacturing of the active pharmaceutical ingredients. The FDA has reported tfinding inconsistent levels of the active pharmaceutical ingredients in the Westminster Pharmaceuticals levothyroxine and liothyronine tablets it tested.

This may represent a potential health hazard or safety risk to plan members who may be using product affected by this recall.

A complete list of the affected products is providedhere:

You should not continue to use product that is affected by this recall. Please call your doctor right away for advice if you may be using affected product or if you do not know if you used affected product or not. Your doctor is familiar with your medical history and can suggest the best treatment option for you. If you need a prescription for a different medicine, please call your doctor.

CVS Caremark Response: If you are currently taking levothyroxine and liothyronine tablets manufactured by Westminster Pharmaceuticals, please call a Customer Care representative toll-free at 1-866-823-5184. We will give you more information and help with arrangements for the return and replacement of any affected product.

For more information, please call the Westminster Regulatory Affairs department toll-free at 1‑888-354-9939 or visit You may also call the FDA consumer inquiry line toll-free at 1‑888‑INFO-FDA (1‑888-463-6332) or visit

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