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When Does the FDA Recall Drugs?

The FDA will recall drugs if the drug has become more risky than helpful. When it becomes clear that a drug is unsafe or has dangerous side effects it will be taken off the market. Unfortunately, some drugs harmful qualities are not apparent until the drug is out in the world. Because of this, the FDA is responsible for monitoring these products and ensuring their safety. How Do Recalls Vary? The most common recalls happen due to a drug having dangerous side effects, but there are other events that can instigate a recall. For example, if the FDA finds a safer version of a drug it will recall the more harmful one. Consumers abusing a drug to the point of injury or death may also be reason enough for a recall. Recalls are categorized by how hazardous the drug’s threats are. The following are different groups of recalls. Class I…
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