July 14, 2011
When the Food and Drug Administration issues a recall, it’s to help prevent drug injury from occurring.
In recent weeks the McNeil Consumer HealthCare announced a voluntary recall of extra strength Tylenol after consumers reported an odor coming from the bottle, according to fda.gov.
According to the site, the batch was manufactured in February of 2009. The company took action to reduce the risk of serious drug injury.
Do you think it’s good practice for drug companies to issue voluntary drug recalls to inform consumers of the risk of drug injury? Do you think consumers pay enough attention to voluntary drug recalls?