What happens when a drug that you have been prescribed by your doctor has been recalled and nobody bothered to tell you?
You’re not alone. It’s a frequent occurrence, one that has a potential quality-of-life altering impact.
Every year dozens of pharmaceutical drugs are recalled because of numerous reasons but adverse side effects and contamination seem to be the most prevalent reasons.
Who’s minding the store? Why aren’t pharmacists and doctors paying attention? It’s quite possible they are not being alerted as the two notification systems – the FDA and MedWatch have a 20 to 40 percent failure rate.
According to a new study published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, the FDA fails to effectively report as many as 40 percent or more of all Class I drug recalls. And is it only the FDA’s responsibility or are the drug manufacturers at fault too?