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The Consumer’s Guide to Recalls of Medical Products

Thursday, January 31st, 2013

Unfortunately, it often happens that a medical product that has already been produced and certified by the FDA is determined to be unsafe after it has already been sold to the general public. It can be frightening to think that the items in your medicine cabinet might possibly be discovered to have harmful side effects, and it is even worse to realize that you have used or purchased a drug that is being recalled. If you have taken a recalled drug and are having health problems as a result, do not hesitate to contact a legal professional to determine whether or not you are eligible for compensation.

Stay Updated

Especially if you are on one or several medications, you should be familiar with news and notices regarding recalls of medical products. You should be particularly vigilant if you are taking a newly-developed drug or if you are taking a medication manufactured by a new company. The best place to go for current information on the latest drug recalls is the FDA website, where the date, the product description, and the reason for every recall is given alongside images of the recalled products. The FDA site also offers a great deal of information on how you can protect yourself as a consumer and be sure that the products being consumed by you and your family are safe and wholesome.

Reporting a Problem

For the sake of all the other consumers out there, it is important that you raise awareness if you are suspicious that a medication or medical device has the potential to cause harm. Although a medication may not cause a harmful reaction in everyone who takes it, the FDA should be aware of instances of defects and injuries resulting from a product. If you experience a reaction after using a medicinal product, you can report it through the Consumer Product Safety Commission by e-mail, phone, or fax. It is also important to visit an attorney for more information about compensation if you were affected by the recalled medicine

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