The U.S. Food and Drug Administration exists to protect and promote the public's health. It does this by regulating a variety of products, among which are pharmaceutical drugs. Previously on this blog, we discussed what could inspire the FDA to ask for a drug recall. These issues included such things as flaws in a drug's manufacturing process or a drug that is believed to pose a health threat to consumers.
But before requesting a recall, the dangers posed by a drug must be brought to the FDA's attention. There are several possible ways the organization may receive information that could lead to a recall request:
● The FDA is contacted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, also known as the CDC.
● The FDA makes a determination regarding the prospects for a recall after inspecting a manufacturing facility.
● The FDA is contacted by a company that has discovered a problem.