Number of all FDA drug product recall enforcement reports issued 2012-2019

This statistic shows the number of drug recall enforcement reports that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued in the U.S. for all drug products from 2012 to 2019. In 2015, the FDA issued 2,052 enforcement reports for drug product recall.

Total number of all drug product recall enforcement reports issued by the FDA from 2012 to 2019

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Release date

January 2020


United States

Survey time period

2012 to 2019

Supplementary notes

According to the FDA's official homepage, drug recall enforcement reports contain, "information on actions taken in connection with FDA regulatory activities. Whereas not all recalls are announced in the media or on our recall press release page all FDA-monitored recalls go into FDA’s Enforcement Report once they are classified according to the level of hazard involved."
The statistic includes recalls of classes I, II, III, and not yet classified.
The statistic includes completed, ongoing and terminated recalls.
The statistic does not include biologics, devices, cosmetics, food, or veterinary products.

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