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Drug and Food Recalls

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Drugs are constantly being recalled by the FDA. Recently Tylenol, Sudafed, Sinutab and Benadryl over the counter drugs were recalled. Many of these drug recalls are not even announced to the public. The McNeil in Fort Washington, PA were cited for not sufficiently cleaning the equipment that makes many of the over the counter pills.

How often do you check to see if any drugs you are taking are recalled? Reading the labels on the back is good, but you should also check for recalls too. Many recalls are published, but not announced. There are many counterfeit drugs on the US market too.

I found out a drug my mother took was recalled for heart arrhythmia. Heart arrhythmia is an abnormal heart beat. Most people have a heartbeat of 50 to 100 times per minute. When you have an arrhythmia the heart is beating over 100 times a minute. It can cause death to the victim. There are many side effects to drugs that can cause permanent damage or even death in some cases. To view the drug recall list go to: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/defaul....

You should also check the recall list for food too. There are many food products that have been pulled from shelves that contain salmonella, lead and bacteria. Remember many of the foods in our supermarkets are imported from China. Many of the products are produced in China, and then shipped to the US for packaging. I recently bought some apple juice and in the checkout line the clerk told me that all of the apple juice is imported from China. Apple Juice is no longer made in the US. Well I am not surprised at all. With all of the importing, there will also be more contamination too. To check for recalled foods, go to: http://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/defaul...

If drugs or food products are recalled, the manufacturer will provide a phone number for consumers to call. This information can be found on their web site.

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