If a defective prescription drug has the potential to harm consumers, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the regulatory body that issues a recall notice to the public. The purpose of the recall is to get the drug off the market as quickly as possible. Drug recalls can be voluntary by the drug manufacturer, at the FDA’s request or by an FDA order.
The FDA classifies drug recalls as Class 1, Class 2 or Class 3 recalls. The distinction between the classes is as follows:
A lesser classification is a “market withdrawal,” which occurs for minor violations, such as tampering, without evidence of manufacturing defects. Market withdrawals are not subject to FDA legal action.
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