How many drugs are recalled each year?

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Over 45% of Americans regularly take prescription medication. To ensure patients’ safety, pharmaceutical manufacturers must get their drugs approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and use Current Good Manufacturing Practices when they produce the drugs they sell on the pharmaceutical market.

Even with these safeguards in place, over 70 drugs are recalled from the market each year for defects in their manufacturing or marketing that puts consumers at risk. If you’ve taken one of the many recalled drugs and have suffered an injury as a result, you could be entitled to financial compensation. Call the dangerous drug lawyers at Gordon McKernan Injury Attorneys for a free legal consultation today.