With Recalls at an All-Time High, Meet Big Pharma’s Newest Scam

Dr. Mercola

Posted By Dr. Mercola | September 08 2010

Recalls of prescription and over the counter drugs are surging in the U.S. The FDA reported more than 1,700 recalls last year, compared to less than 430 in 2008.

One single company, drug repackager Advantage Dose, accounted for more than 1,000 of those recalls. But even excluding Advantage Dose, recalls jumped 50 percent last year.

CNN reports:

“The fast pace of drug recalls seems to be continuing in 2010 … High-profile recalls of Tylenol and other products … have drawn attention to quality concerns in manufacturing …

The spike in recalls, especially of generic and over-the-counter drugs, is being driven by manufacturing lapses, experts say. Some of the biggest culprits: the quality of raw materials, faulty labeling and packaging and contamination.”

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Author: Leslie Carol Botha

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