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FDA Ban – 500 Unapproved Medications

Christina Houghton6 years ago

FDA Bans 500 Unapproved Prescription Cold, Cough and Other Medications

About 500 prescription cough, cold and allergy drugs will be removed from the market due to an FDA investigation. The medications being removed had not gone through the FDA's approval process and may be riskier to take than over-the-counter drugs that treat the same conditions.

According to the FDA…

Many health care providers are unaware of the unapproved status of drugs and have continued to unknowingly prescribe them because the drugs’ labels do not disclose that they lack FDA approval.

“Removing these unapproved products from the market will reduce potential risks to consumers,” said Deborah Autor, director of the Office of Compliance in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. “There are many FDA-approved prescription products, as well as appropriately marketed over-the-counter products, available to treat cough, cold, and allergy symptoms; so, we expect little or no negative impact on consumers from the removal of these unapproved products.”

To view a list of all drugs affected by this recall, please click the following link: 500 Unapproved Prescription Cold, Cough and Other Medications

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