It's the generics maker's second recall of 2014.
The drugmaker is pulling its US marketing application for the anemia drug.
The US-only recall amounts to less than 1% of the company's inventory.
The company beat consensus estimates, with particular sales strengths from its pharmaceuticals division.
1,100 workers will lose their jobs at a plant with a history of around 40 recalls.
GSK and Astellas kick off the race for a new anemia treatment; Orexigen's CEO joins PhRMA; BMS and Merck team up in a hep.-C clinical trial; Novartis lands glaucoma approval; Ireland starts naming preferred drugs; Novo has new New Jersey digs; Vertex releases promising data for new cystic fibrosis treatment.
A buyout offer upsets Elan's post-Tysabri plans, Takeda and Affymax recall Omontys.
CEO Alex Gorsky said OTC brands are coming back. Meanwhile, pharmaceutical sales provided ballast to the year's numbers.
J&J is pushing back hard against a Wall Street Journal article suggesting that a pair of retirements and a promotion are part of a corporate shakeup of its recall-plagued McNeil Consumer Healthcare division.