Consumer Alert FDA to Remove Unapproved Medicine from Market

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March 14, 2011 – A report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announces that it will soon remove a number of unapproved medicines from the market. 

According to the FDA consumer update, certain drugs have not been approved, including those designed to relieve symptoms related to allergies, cold and cough. When a drug has not been adequately tested for safety and effectiveness, it poses a serious risk to those who consume it.

This comes on the heels of concerns that the suspect drugs contain time release ingredients that release into the body too quickly, slowly or inconsistently. Additionally, there have been reports that medication errors could occur, since many of the medications have names that are similar to other existing products.

The greatest concerns are that infants and young children may be given some of the medications, which have been inappropriately labeled for those 2 years of age and younger. 

As a result of a 2008 FDA advisory, some manufacturers withdrew their products, which were labeled for children under the age of 2 but the FDA expressed worry that some are still on the market.

If you or a loved one has suffered injuries because of a dangerous drug, you should consult with Louisville dangerous drug lawyer, who can advise you on the legal options you may have available.

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