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60 Medical Devices Recalled by FDA in 2014

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

From January 6th all the way to December 31st, medical devices were recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2014 at the average rate of five per month. Below is a brief overview of some common problems found among medical products of various manufacturers: Improperly sterilized equipment creating the possibility of… Read More »

FDA Drug Recalls

FDA Recalls Dangerous Drugs and Defective Medical Devices by the Dozen Every Month

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

Over a dozen drugs have been recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the last 60 days alone. These recalls have struck makers of dietary drugs and supplements as well as some of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the country, including Pfizer, Baxter and GlaxoSmithKline. Some of the reasons for the… Read More »

Defective Medical Devices

FDA Reports 97% Increase in Recalls of Defective Medical Devices

By Magaña Cathcart McCarthy |

Last week the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a report of medical device recalls covering Fiscal Years 2003 through 2012. The report found a significant increase in recalls of dangerous or defective medical devices during that time period. In fact, the number of recalls almost doubled. The Medical Device Recall Report is a… Read More »

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