Number of FDA issued drug recall enforcement reports 2012-2017 by type

This statistic shows the number of drug recall enforcement reports that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued in the U.S. from 2012 to 2017, by prescription type. In 2015, the FDA issued 39 drug recall enforcement reports for over-the-counter drugs and 195 for prescription drugs.

Number of drug recall enforcement reports issued by the FDA from 2012 to 2017, by type

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Source

Release date

January 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

2012 to 2017

Supplementary notes

FDA- Food and Drug Administration.
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."
* As of January 11, 2018.

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