What Are the Different Classes of Drug Recalls?
A “recalled drug” is any prescription or over-the-counter medication that has been removed from the market. The recall may be voluntarily issued by the drug manufacturing company, or required by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The FDA is responsible for making sure that foods, drugs and medical devices are safe for public use. When it has been proven that a medication has severe adverse side effects and the drug has not been recalled by the drug manufacturer, the FDA will issue a massive recall.
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Categories of Drug Recalls
A drug recall may fall into one of several categories:
- Class I Recall: These are issued when there is a reasonable probability that the use or exposure to a given product will cause severe adverse health consequences or death.
- Class II Recall: This recall is issued when the use or exposure to a product or drug can cause temporary or medically-reversible adverse health consequences. This is also issued when there is a moderate probability of serious adverse health effects.
- Class III Recall: This recall is issued when a product violates FDA labeling or manufacturing regulations but is not likely to cause adverse health consequences.
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