Abbott is releasing limited quantities of metabolic and Similac PM 60/40 nutrition formulas for patients in urgent need, in response to a request from the Food and Drug Administration.
The products will be released at no charge on a case-by-case basis to patients whose health care team has determined they need the products urgently. An order with a physician signature is required.
Health care professionals can submit a request for the following products:
- Similac PM 60/40,
- Calcilo XD,
- Cyclinex-1 and Cyclinex-2,
- Glutarex-1 and Glutarex-2,
- Hominex-1 and Hominex-2,
- I-Valex-1 and I-Valex-2,
- Ketonex-1 and Ketonex-2,
- Phenex-1 and Phenex-2,
- Propimex-1 and Propimex-2,
- ProViMin and
- Tyrex-1 and Tyrex-2.
The products were on hold after Abbott recalled some powder formulas from its facility in Sturgis, Mich. None of the lots being released were included in the recall.
“Abbott has limited quantities of available Similac PM 60/40 and metabolic products and we will be working with you to ensure available product is distributed to the patients with the greatest need,” the company said in a letter to health care professionals.
Health care professionals can order a product and have it shipped to a patient or hospital by downloading the form at www.abbottnutrition.com/metabolics and faxing the completed form with a physician order to 877-293-9145.
Due to limited supply, one to two cases of product will be filled at a time. Health care providers should resubmit the form if a patient needs additional product.
For more information, call Abbott Consumer Relations at 800-881-0876.
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