Drug Recalls

Date August 9, 2016

Whether you are a pharmacist, wholesaler, or manufacturer, you realize that the medication recall process requires drastic improvement.

I have experienced this first hand as a pharmacist. There were several times when patients would come to the pharmacy and tell me they heard their medication was recalled; I hadn’t even received a fax notification about this. It is difficult to know what to do in those situations, or if the information the patient understood, was even accurate.

Here are some recent notices that I received regarding medication recalls:

  1. Date Product Shipped: November 2014

Issue: Inactive ingredients listed on the label not included in the product formulation.

  1. Date Product Shipped: November 2015

Issue: Presence of black particles in the syrup

  1. Date Product Shipped: April 2016

Issue: Incorrect expiration date identified on the container label

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