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Information regarding drug recall classes

Many Houston residents take a prescription drug or an over the counter medication each year for various ailments or to maintain their health. These medications are important in maintaining and improving the health of people and they are trusted to be effective and safe. When there is an unsafe drug on the market, consumers hope that the drug is quickly recalled and removed.

Recalls for medication are usually done by the drug manufacturer. The recall may be done by the company or at the request of the FDA. The recall is placed into a class depending on the severity of the problem and the potential to cause a serious injury. A Class I recall is where there is a reasonable probability that the drug will cause serious harm or even death. A Class II recall is where there is a chance that the drug will cause temporary problems that are reversible. A Class III recall is where adverse health effects are not likely.

Any kind of drug recall can be upsetting to consumers. Unsafe drugs can cause serious and unexpected problems for consumers. The FDA monitors consumer complaints and alerts the public of any drug that has been found to cause adverse effects.

A person who has been negatively affected by an unsafe drug may wish to contact a legal professional skilled in drugs and medical devices. An attorney can investigate the drug and what happened and hold a drug manufacturer responsible for the negligence. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, pain and suffering and other damages.

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