Drug Recalls Directory
If a medication is found to be unsafe, the FDA may issue a drug recall, which prevents that drug from being sold. Most stores will refund your purchase if the drug has been recalled. Drugs are sometimes recalled by a company and other times by the FDA. If you think your medication is unsafe or defective, you can report the problem to the FDA by filing a DQRS report. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how drugs are recalled, what you should do if the recall affects you, and much more.
Medication Safety: Side Effects, Medication Disposal, Expiration Dates, and More
The more you know about the medicines you take, the likelier it is that you will use them safely. WebMD gives you tips for taking medication and for properly disposing of it when it has reached its expiration date.
FDA's MedWatch Safety Alerts: August 2009
FDA has issued recent safety alerts on these medical products.
Drug Recalls: Why They Happen and What You Should Do
WebMD explains when, why, and how the FDA recalls a medication and what to do if a drug you are taking is a target.
Valsartan, Losartan & Other BP Med Recalls 2018-19
Dozens of medications used to treat high blood pressure, including valsartan, losatran and irbersartan, have been recalled over the past several months as federal investigators discover potentially cancer-causing impurities in drugs made overseas.