Texans in need of medication naturally expect that the medication has been thoroughly tested and is safe to use. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is committed to drug safety to further that interest. Thus, in addition to approving a medication for sale, the FDA will continue to monitor a medication as it is being used by consumers. If the FDA finds that a medication presents a health risk to consumers after being placed in the stream of commerce, the agency may recall the drug. There are a variety of reasons why the FDA will take a medication off the market.