Delaware Handbook: Medical Products Recalls

HOW WILL WE KNOW IF A DRUG OR A PRODUCT WE USE IS RECALLED? Occasionally, drugs and medical products are recalled or become the subject of “safety alerts” issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Medical practices often receive calls from patients who hear about such events on the news or read about them on the Internet. If you have not heard about the recall and a patient brings the issue to your attention, you first must determine whether the product really has been recalled or is simply being studied due to reports of adverse reactions. There are two reliable places to check for this information. The first, and most informative, is the FDA website:  www.fda.gov. (At http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/ you may ...
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