Teva suspends production at plant near Budapest

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Israeli-owned drugmaker Teva voluntarily suspended production at its plant in Gödöllő, on the outskirts of Budapest, in January, following observations by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Hungaryʼs National Drug and Food Health Institute (OGYEI) said on Friday, according to Hungarian news agency MTI.

The production was suspended following a routine inspection of Tevaʼs plant on January 21-29, OGYEI said. 

The FDA announced an alert on May 27 prohibiting drugs made at the plant from entering the United States.

OGYEI is scrutinizing the plant and will conduct a full-scale audit in August. Until production is re-launched, OGYEI will closely monitor inventories.

OGYEI director Csilla Pozsgay said the available information suggests the FDA was concerned about production circumstances rather than the safety of products on the market.

The OGYEI will do everything in its power to support the re-launch of production at the plant that is in compliance with regulations, the institute said.

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