Drugs are recalled as a way to protect the public from FDA-regulated products that are found to be potentially harmful or defective in some way. Recalls are categorized in the following three ways.
Class III: These generally occur with products that have a low risk of causing adverse health issues, but contain labeling or packaging that does not follow FDA regulations. Manufacturers often do these voluntarily.
Class II: These typically occur with products that may be slightly off with dosing, but would not pose any serious health risks. They are sometimes also done when a manufacturer misses a minor step in the manufacturing process.
Class I: This is the most serious type of recall. These occur when products pose significant health risks to patients that have been exposed to them. This can include problems such as drugs containing high-risk contaminants or incorrect labeling on certain life-saving drugs.
You can visit recalls.gov for the latest information on recalls of drugs from the Food and Drug Administration.
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