• Device Recalls Surge While Pharma Offers Mixed News in Latest Recall Report

    A report published this week by the recall consulting group ExpertRecall analyzing the number of recalls in the regulated healthcare product sector shows that both pharmaceutical and medical device recalls continued to fall within historical norms, even as both fluctuated-for better and for worse-from previous quarters. Background In the US, the recall of pharmaceutical and medical device products is largely conducted on a voluntary basis by companies, who often wish to...
  • Report: 'Dramatic' Increase in Q1 Medical Device Recalls

    A new report tracking medical device recalls during the first quarter of 2012 shows a massive spike in medical device recalls, reversing a fourth quarter (Q4) 2011 trend of reduced recalls. Medical device recalls increased 160% from Q4 2011 through Q1 2012 while the number of recalled units increased 508%, writes Mike Rozembajgier of the recall tracking company ExpertRECALL. The number of recalls was the most since 2010. While the increase was "dramatic," it also...