A new report shows that certain manufacturers may be more likely to recall drugs and defective medical devices. One such company is Hospira. The manufacturer of both medications and medical devices are said to have initiated as many as 40 recalls in the last two and a half years due to problems found in their products.
According to In-PharmaTechnologist,com, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) points out that last year, 45 class I recalls were conducted by drug makers. Of those, almost one-third involved medications made by Hospira. Those aren’t the company’s only recalls, though.
In 2012, Hospira conducted 28 drug recalls, while an additional 11 recalls were initiated for a defective medical device manufactured by the company. Several of the company’s manufacturing facilities were given warning letters by the FDA.
The company’s most recent recall involved an injectable version of sodium chloride that was contaminated by human hair before being distributed to the public.
At Ferrer, Poirot & Wansborugh, we have seen the harm that caused by using unsafe drugs and defective medical devices. That’s why our defective medical device lawyers suggest checking the FDA’s website frequently to ensure your medical products have not been recalled recently.