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Number of Drug Recalls Surges at FDA, Led by Mid-Level Concerns


Recalls of pharmaceutical products have surged in recent years...

Pharmaceutical companies occasionally need to recall—that is to say, remove—products from the market. While the reasons for product recalls vary, they are commonly related to packaging defects, contamination of a product, improper testing of a product, or inherent safety problems which could lead a product to harm a patient.

Those recalls are classified according to a three-tier system administered by FDA:

Class I Recall - a situation in which there is a reasonable probability that the use of, or exposure to, a…

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