Product, pharmaceutical, and food recalls can be scary. However, staying informed helps keep you and your family safe. Catching a recall notice before an adverse impact could save your or a loved one’s life.
The FDA publishes recalls, market withdrawals, and safety alerts on its website. Companies involved in recalls will typically include directions on how to receive a replacement product or whether the consumer should contact a doctor. Many of the advisories recommend throwing away products subject to recall. However, if become ill or are injured from an item you later find out is subject to a recall, you should keep it until you determine whether there is a connection.
Recent Pharmaceutical Recalls:
Matzim LA: Teva issued a voluntary recall for two lots of its hypertension drug Matzim LA (diltiazem hydrochloride) after testing revealed the tablets failed to dissolve correctly.