US FDA Pulls 500 Unauthorized Prescription Drugs

Published: Mar 04, 2011

AFP -- WASHINGTON — The US Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday said it wants 500 unauthorized prescription drugs for cough, cold and allergy symptoms pulled from the market because of risks to the public. "We don't know what's in them, whether they work properly or how they are made," FDA director of the Office of Compliance, Center for Drug Evaluation and Research Deborah Autor told reporters.

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