Are Your Prescriptions Safe?

Guest article by Charles Sipe The number of recalled drugs in the United States surged from 166 in 2004 to a staggering 1,225 in 2013. Last year is shaping up to be a big year in drug recalls with 836 recalls through August 11, 2014. The rapid acceleration in the number of recalls should be of concern to both those who take prescription medication and those who are responsible for dispensing it to patients. Recalls are initiated voluntarily by the pharmaceutical manufacturing company or by request or statutory authority of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). When a […]