The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is constantly recalling drugs that have dangerous defects. Sometimes these defects are such that they could seriously injure or kill the patients who are taking the medication. As such, if you are taking any kind of medication on a regular basis — you’ll want to stay apprised to the latest news events pertaining to these medications. Just performing a weekly search on the name of the drug to check for recalls should be enough.
As an example of how important this simple act could be in terms of dangerous drug injury prevention, just look at the last four pharmaceutical and medical-related recalls reported by the FDA:
- On Nov. 24, 2017, Sun Pharma Riomet was recalled. This Metformin Hydrochloride Oral Solution was found to have a microbial contamination of the Scopulariopsis Brevicaulis bacteria.
- On Nov. 30, 2017, the Pharmacist Choice Alcohol Prep Pads were shown to have a lack of sterility.
- On Dec. 19, 2017, Pantoprazole Sodium for Injection, manufactured by AuroMedics Pharma, was recalled because glass particles were discovered in this injectable solution.
- On Dec. 22, Linezolid Injection Particulate, manufactured by AuroMedics, was recalled because of mold contamination.
Staying up-to-date on recent drug and medical recalls is as simple as visiting the Food and Drug Administration’s website from time to time throughout the year. Doing so could save your life. Also, if you believe you have suffered an injury caused by a defective medical product, you might be able to find facts and evidence to support your claims for financial damages on the FDA website.