Prescription and over-the-counter drugs are constantly being recalled. If you have been prescribed a “cocktail” of medications by your doctor, keeping track of which drugs have been found to be dangerous might be a good idea.
The best way to keep track of dangerous drug recalls is to sign up to receive the Food and Drug Administration’s weekly FDA Enforcement Report. These reports are published every Wednesday. They alert consumers to all recalls monitored by the FDA, including food, drugs, medical devices, and more, that are defective or dangerous.
Many patients and consumers in general trust that large corporations and companies have their best interest and safety in mind when designing new drugs and products, but that is not always the case. A track record of companies valuing sales over safety has resulted in recalls every day.
These dangerous drugs can injure or kill a patient before they are recalled, so remaining aware, educated, and alert should be your top priority as a patient. Your life might depend on it.
Find out more about the FDA and Recalled Drugs here.