Levels of Prescription Drug Recalls
When it comes to prescription medication, doctors and patients often have to weight the healing benefits of the drugs prescribed with the possible side effects that may come with taking the drug. Some drugs may have ingredients that are extremely addictive and can put the patient at risk of addiction to the medication, while others may have side effects that may make the patient feel uncomfortable during treatment.
Unfortunately, some prescription drugs may come with serious side effects that can cause serious or long-term damage to the patient. In some cases, serious side effects were not discovered during clinical trials or came about long after the drug was released for consumer use. In such cases, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) may institute a recall of the drug to remove it from pharmacy shelves and alert persons with prescriptions for the medication to discontinue use and return the product.
When it comes to prescription drug recalls, there are three basic levels of prescription recall. They are graded in levels and are usually grouped by the seriousness of the threat to the individual taking the drug. Level three recalls are usually the least serious of the …