Depomed will recall 52 lots of the diabetes drug Glumetza due to the presence of traces 2,4,6-tribromoanisole, a chemical in Glumetza’s 500 mg bottle. The culprit? Apparently, a chemical used to treat the wood on the pallets that transported the Glumetza.
Recall are never a good thinga and always costly but this one should not cause to much fallout. The chemical apparently causes gastrointestinal probems that are not fatal or even long term.